Mary Wilson Ball

1892 - 1984

Artist biography

Mary Wilson Ball was a visual artist, Mary Wilson Ball, born in 1892, died in 1984. Also born in 1892 and of this same generation are Louis William Bonsib, André Boursier-Mougenot, F.Schoder-Sonnenstern, Mariano Juan Barilari, and Eduard Bäumer.

Further Biographical Context for Mary Wilson Ball

Mary Wilson Ball was born in 1892 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The dynamic development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and groups of artists across the world evolved many ways of expressing these crucial innovations. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, led by the teachings of Piet Mondrian, started to practice pioneering theories about Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These revolutionary styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.