Mary Adela Martin

1907 - 1969

Artist biography

Mary Adela Martin was an artist. Born in 1907, Mary Adela Martin passed away in 1969. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are Chang Ch'Un-Jen, Marie Ihlee, Robert Sterling Cain, Helen Dora Lempriere, and Aljo Beran.

Further Biographical Context for Mary Adela Martin

Mary Adela Martin was born in 1907 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring 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. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Mary Adela Martin

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