Marcus Campbell

1905 - 1992

Artist biography

Marcus Campbell was an artist, Marcus Campbell was born in 1905 and died in 1992. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Robert Arens, Adalberto Campagnoli, Joseph Charles Butera, Chen Fushan, and Charles Malcolm Campbell.

Further Biographical Context for Marcus Campbell

Born in 1905, Marcus Campbell's creative work was largely 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 these years 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 the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential among artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a key 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 on a global scale.

Marcus Campbell

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