Peggy Maltby

1899 - 1984

Artist biography

Peggy Maltby was an artist. Born in 1899, Peggy Maltby passed away in 1984. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Sergio De Bellis, Betty Burroughs, Seref Akdik, Theodore Saint-Amant Cunningham, and Christian Hugues Caillard.

Further Biographical Context for Peggy Maltby

Born in 1899, Peggy Maltby's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first forays 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 developed many modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War spawned significant 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 primary 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.

Peggy Maltby

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