Maurice De Clercq

1918 - 1980

Artist biography

Maurice De Clercq was a visual artist, Maurice De Clercq, born in 1918, died in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fernando Castro Pacheco, Alfred De Cabrol, Thurloe Conolly, Ardell Armstrong, and Johan Meyer Andersen.

Further Biographical Context for Maurice De Clercq

Maurice De Clercq was born in 1918 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Maurice De Clercq

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