Leo Muysken

1907 - 1984

Artist biography

Leo Muysken was a creative visual artist. Born in 1907, Leo Muysken passed away in 1984. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are John Edwin Canaday, Zofia Dziewulska, Pierre Guinand, Nicholas Evans, and John Clifford Erickson.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Muysken

Leo Muysken was born in 1907 and was largely influenced by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Leo Muysken

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