Ma Shaowen

1894 - 1968

Artist biography

Ma Shaowen was an artist. Ma Shaowen was born in 1894 and died in 1968. Also born in 1894 and of this same generation are Natalie Eynon Grauer, Yoshio Aoyama, Robert Bousquet, Fritz Hülsmann, and Joseph Delteil.

Further Biographical Context for Ma Shaowen

Ma Shaowen was born in 1894 and grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing different methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are noted as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

Ma Shaowen

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