Peter P. Mayr-Schwaben

1908 - 1987

Artist biography

Peter P. Mayr-Schwaben was a creative visual artist. Born in 1908, Peter P. Mayr-Schwaben passed away in 1987. Also born in 1908 and of this same generation are Jenö Kerenyi, Svatopluk Havrlik, Eve Josephson Garrison, Erik Heinertz, and Ishii Mitsuo.

Further Biographical Context for Peter P. Mayr-Schwaben

Peter P. Mayr-Schwaben was born in 1908 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative flowering.

Peter P. Mayr-Schwaben

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