Leza S. Mcvey

1907 - 1984

Artist biography

Leza S. Mcvey was a creative visual artist. Leza S. Mcvey was born in 1907 and died in 1984. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean Perdrizet, Jan Cerny, Hardie Gramatky, Jan Van Campenhout, and Ernst Bursche.

Further Biographical Context for Leza S. Mcvey

Born in 1907, Leza S. Mcvey was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential among artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

Leza S. Mcvey

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