Orval Clinton Madden

1892 - 1971

Artist biography

Orval Clinton Madden was a creative visual artist. Orval Clinton Madden was born in 1892 and died in 1971. Artists like Eduardo Ferrer Comas, Pierluigi Bartoluzzi, Albert Gillio, Oskar Fischer, and John Wesley Carroll were also born in 1892.

Further Biographical Context for Orval Clinton Madden

Orval Clinton Madden was born in 1892 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The vigorous development of pictorial art defined the first decades of the twentieth century. It was an era of experimentation and post-Impressionism, with artists first investigating Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different collectives and communities of artists across the globe evolved different ways of articulating these crucial innovations. The psychological applications of art began to be further explored and developed following the horrors of the First World War. Dadaism, a nonsensical and absurdist movement inspired directly by the war, developed in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and launched the careers of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The essential philosophies behind Dadaism would go on to find ground in Surrealism, which was the first art movement to fully integrate psychology and ideas about the subconscious, and took great inspiration from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Orval Clinton Madden

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