Ma Wanli

1904 - 1979

Artist biography

Ma Wanli was a creative artist. Ma Wanli was born in 1904 and died in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are André Jacquemin, Milton S. Fox, Börge Heimanson, Arthur S. Allis, and Fernand Dineur.

Further Biographical Context for Ma Wanli

Born in 1904, Ma Wanli's creative work was largely inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Ma Wanli

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