1904 - 1974
Maria Muceniece was an artist. Born in 1904, Maria Muceniece passed away in 1974. Artists Margaret Bourke-White, Lucie Harris Locke, Harold Jones, Ilona Hámor, and Harry Fahlstedt are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Maria Muceniece
Born in 1904, Maria Muceniece grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also extremely influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative developments.