Maria May

1900 - 1968

Artist biography

Maria May was a creative artist. Born in 1900, Maria May passed away in 1968. Also born in 1900 and of this same generation are Helen Luthardt, Eva Gerds-Heinitz, Francis Bernard, Edouard Bouillères, and Frances Dolina Ellis.

Further Biographical Context for Maria May

Born in 1900, Maria May's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus became a vital place for the development of ideas surrounding the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Maria May

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