Philip Douglas Maclagan

1901 - 1972

Artist biography

Philip Douglas Maclagan was a creative visual artist. Philip Douglas Maclagan was born in 1901 and died in 1972. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Georges André Arbey, Aileen M. F. Law, Alfred Braendgaard Andersen, Li Xinzhai, and Wilfred B. Egan.

Further Biographical Context for Philip Douglas Maclagan

Born in 1901, Philip Douglas Maclagan's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s. Key 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 inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Philip Douglas Maclagan

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