Maurice Joseph Mac Gonigal

1900 - 1979

Artist biography

Maurice Joseph Mac Gonigal was an artist. Maurice Joseph Mac Gonigal was born in 1900 and died in 1979. Also born in 1900 and of this same generation are Boris Efimovich Efimov, Roger Henrard, Hans G. Casparius, Wilhelm Geyer, and Barbara Morgan.

Further Biographical Context for Maurice Joseph Mac Gonigal

Born in 1900, Maurice Joseph Mac Gonigal's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology 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 focused 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 flourish and develop further.

Maurice Joseph Mac Gonigal

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