Michael Markham

1921 - 1984

Artist biography

Michael Markham was a visual artist. Michael Markham was born in 1921 and died in 1984. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Aleksandr Muzyka, Viktor Babentsov, Leonid Khudiakov, Li Zhonghai, and Jean Harper.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Markham

Born in 1921, Michael Markham grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Michael Markham

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