Maxwell Bennett Bates
1906 - 1980
Maxwell Bennett Bates was an artist, Maxwell Bennett Bates was born in 1906 and died in 1980. Artists like Bartolomé Ros, Elettra Briante De Angelis, Serge Poliakoff, Marie Berthe Aurenche, and Div Wilhelm Van Amstel were also born in 1906.
Further Biographical Context for Maxwell Bennett Bates
Maxwell Bennett Bates was born in 1906 and was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated 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.