Norman Mac Leish

1890 - 1975

Artist biography

Norman Mac Leish was a visual artist. Norman Mac Leish was born in 1890 and died in 1975. Artists like František Antonín Jelínek, Ramon Cano, Leslie Bruner, Angel Ferrant Vazquez, and Anne Harriet Fish were also born in 1890.

Further Biographical Context for Norman Mac Leish

Born in 1890, Norman Mac Leish was primarily influenced by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be viewed to be among the most fertile, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers like Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all the creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their key founding principles in the astounding diversity of art produced during this period.

Norman Mac Leish

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