Leslie Pinner Marchant

1898 - 1988

Artist biography

Leslie Pinner Marchant was a visual artist. Born in 1898, Leslie Pinner Marchant passed away in 1988. Artists Noël Fontanet, Raffaele Giurgola, Josef Multrus, Pierre André Bouey, and Joris Ivens are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leslie Pinner Marchant

Born in 1898, Leslie Pinner Marchant was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world developed many modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop extraordinarily in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the key art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their crucial founding principles in the incredible diversity of art produced during this period.

Leslie Pinner Marchant

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