Marion Messinger

1908 - 1989

Artist biography

Marion Messinger was a visual artist. Marion Messinger was born in 1908 and died in 1989. Artists Doris E. Luxton, Aldo Detto Da Cortiana Colombo, Gale Lee Guthrie, Margaret Noel Abell, and Pierre Heymann are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Marion Messinger

Marion Messinger was born in 1908 and was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant 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 significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent 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 enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Marion Messinger

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