Maeda Masao

1904 - 1974

Artist biography

Maeda Masao was a creative artist. Born in 1904, Maeda Masao passed away in 1974. Also born in 1904 and of this same generation are Gregory Dowler Ivy, Simone Haret, Rosamund Burnett, Willy Dannerfjord, and James M. Dickie.

Further Biographical Context for Maeda Masao

Maeda Masao was born in 1904 and grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Maeda Masao

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