Leonard Mersky

1917 - 1994

Artist biography

Leonard Mersky was a visual artist. Born in 1917, Leonard Mersky passed away in 1994. Also born in 1917 and of this same generation are Jan Brazda, Rudolf Dodenhoff, Josef Kainar, Louise Nobili, and William A. Abell.

Further Biographical Context for Leonard Mersky

Leonard Mersky was born in 1917 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to incorporate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their radical political ideologies, developing a new kind of magic realism.

Leonard Mersky

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