Lethea W. Hamilton Minnick

1891 - 1985

Artist biography

Lethea W. Hamilton Minnick was a visual artist. Born in 1891, Lethea W. Hamilton Minnick passed away in 1985. Also born in 1891 and of this same generation are Max Autenrieb, Bohumil Car, George Kenneth Hartwell, Arthur Alexander Drummond, and William Alexander Drake.

Further Biographical Context for Lethea W. Hamilton Minnick

Lethea W. Hamilton Minnick was born in 1891 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom vivid, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse among their numbers. In Paris during the same time, a young Pablo Picasso painted his renowned Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the 1920s, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War spawned significant developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which sprung up in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his follower Carl Jung.

Lethea W. Hamilton Minnick

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