Onik Mississian

1905 - 1975

Artist biography

Onik Mississian was an artist. Onik Mississian was born in 1905 and died in 1975. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Eric Byrd, Jana Dusa Poenaru, Helios Gomez, Edouard Pignon, and Arno Lehmann.

Further Biographical Context for Onik Mississian

Onik Mississian was born in 1905 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Onik Mississian

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