Muriel Minter

1897 - 1983

Artist biography

Muriel Minter was an artist. Muriel Minter was born in 1897 and died in 1983. Artists Blaise Jeanneret, Julian Martinez, Jeanne Laillard, Stefan Domaradzki, and Cornelius Bolding are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Muriel Minter

Muriel Minter was born in 1897 and was largely inspired by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the twentieth century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, led by the teachings of Piet Mondrian, started to practice important theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These radical styles of art were rigorous and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Muriel Minter

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