Lindley Mccarthy

1908 - 1997

Artist biography

Lindley Mccarthy was an artist. Lindley Mccarthy was born in 1908 and died in 1997. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Ann Chassar Dallas, Rolf Faber, Caroline-Louise Burnham, Kurt Hedloff, and Jean Banks Fitzgerald.

Further Biographical Context for Lindley Mccarthy

Born in 1908, Lindley Mccarthy's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time 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 significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. important artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Key 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 internationally.

Lindley Mccarthy

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