Nickolas Murray

1892 - 1965

Artist biography

Nickolas Murray was a creative visual artist. Nickolas Murray was born in 1892 and died in 1965. Also born in 1892 and of this same generation are Aage Johannes Herløw, Richard Charles Goff, Karel Block De, Ercole Salvatore Aprigliano, and Fritz Boerschel.

Further Biographical Context for Nickolas Murray

Born in 1892, Nickolas Murray was largely influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an time of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives around the world, with many groups developing a variety of ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement influenced directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and established the careers of famous artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially developed by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Nickolas Murray

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