Nicolas Markovitch

1894 - 1964

Artist biography

Nicolas Markovitch was a creative artist. Nicolas Markovitch was born in 1894 and died in 1964. Also born in 1894 and of this same generation are Lois Lupp Alton, Bertha Fowle, Newbern Johnson, Vladimir Kirin, and Andrés Castaño Y Serrano.

Further Biographical Context for Nicolas Markovitch

Born in 1894, Nicolas Markovitch grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first major Post-impressionism movement in the first years of the twentieth century is generally considered to be the Fauves, a group for whom intense, other-worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of painting, and who counted Henri Matisse as a member. In Paris during the same period, a young Pablo Picasso painted his famed Blue and Rose periods. By the end of the decade, along with Georges Braque, he had developed the first fracturing of illustrative reality with Analytical Cubism. The horrors of the First World War hatched important developments in the psychological uses of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which appeared in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Nicolas Markovitch

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