Maise Meiklejohn

1907 - 1982

Artist biography

Maise Meiklejohn was a visual artist. Maise Meiklejohn was born in 1907 and died in 1982. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are Rudolf Gabel, Charles Evans, Madeleine Colaço, Armand Guidat, and Italo Michieli.

Further Biographical Context for Maise Meiklejohn

Born in 1907, Maise Meiklejohn was largely influenced by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of 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 taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading 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 flourish and develop further.

Maise Meiklejohn

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