Lawrence Anthony Megargee
1900 - 1960
Lawrence Anthony Megargee was a creative artist. Born in 1900, Lawrence Anthony Megargee passed away in 1960. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are José Basté, Léo Huillard, Pierre Baud, Miçao Ii Kono, and Nina G. Ferris.
Further Biographical Context for Lawrence Anthony Megargee
Born in 1900, Lawrence Anthony Megargee was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing different methods of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists started to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and began the careers of renowned artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.