Maud Mair

1907 - 1953

Artist biography

Maud Mair was a visual artist. Maud Mair was born in 1907 and died in 1953. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gerhard Geyer, Aldo Brizzi, Vladimirs Kandijevs, Ceil (Surkin) Rosenberg, and Newton Webb Canter.

Further Biographical Context for Maud Mair

Born in 1907, Maud Mair grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years 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 predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important 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 tremendous creative blossoming.

Maud Mair

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