Miriam Mac Kinnie

1906 - 1987

Artist biography

Miriam Mac Kinnie was an artist. Born in 1906, Miriam Mac Kinnie passed away in 1987. Also born in 1906 and of this same generation are Horst Von Möllendorf, Antonio Castaman, Leon Fein, James Auchiah, and Alberto Viani.

Further Biographical Context for Miriam Mac Kinnie

Born in 1906, Miriam Mac Kinnie'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 worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy 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 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 empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Miriam Mac Kinnie

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