Molly Mcmahon


Artist biography

Molly Mcmahon was a creative visual artist. Molly Mcmahon was born in 1908. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are André Missant, Alice Dinneen, Rufus A. Bastian, Mel Blanc, and Hajime Higaki.

Further Biographical Context for Molly Mcmahon

Born in 1908, Molly Mcmahon was largely inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.

Molly Mcmahon

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