Mercedes Malet Travy


Artist biography

Mercedes Malet Travy was an artist. Mercedes Malet Travy was born in 1918. Also born in 1918 and of this same generation are Marc Boussac, Joan Gillchrest, Jan Heuninckx, Andrea Bizanzio, and Harold Lewis.

Further Biographical Context for Mercedes Malet Travy

Born in 1918, Mercedes Malet Travy's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the dominant artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera integrated many of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.

Mercedes Malet Travy

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