Paul Louis Mergier
1891 - 1986
Paul Louis Mergier was a visual artist. Born in 1891, Paul Louis Mergier passed away in 1986. Artists like Li Zongren, Frans Borremans, Helmut Hermann Krommer, Rudolf Allner, and Helen Crabb were also born in 1891.
Further Biographical Context for Paul Louis Mergier
Born in 1891, Paul Louis Mergier's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are widely considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were a key component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the first ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, started to practice important theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These radical styles of art were rigorous and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.