Maurice Martin

1894 - 1978

Artist biography

Maurice Martin was an artist. Maurice Martin was born in 1894 and died in 1978. Artists like Kathleen Perkins Horne, Laurence Lévy-Bloch, Jacques Lederer, Grace Lysinger Hamilton, and Andrés Carceller Nuñez were also born in 1894.

Further Biographical Context for Maurice Martin

Maurice Martin was born in 1894 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These innovations took hold with artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups exploring different ways of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are viewed as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural effects. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The idea of a shared discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Maurice Martin

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