Margaret Helen Mcdonald

1893 - 1964

Artist biography

Margaret Helen Mcdonald was a creative artist. Born in 1893, Margaret Helen Mcdonald passed away in 1964. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Henry Martinet, Leo Breuer, Cornelia Van Auken Chapin, Lazar Katić, and Heinrich Rudolf Grob.

Further Biographical Context for Margaret Helen Mcdonald

Margaret Helen Mcdonald was born in 1893 and grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic 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 inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and established the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Margaret Helen Mcdonald

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