Raymond Macgrath

1903 - 1977

Artist biography

Raymond Macgrath was a creative visual artist. Born in 1903, Raymond Macgrath passed away in 1977. Artists like Louis Charrat, Yvon Dieulafe, Cesar Amorsolo, Rudolf Burger, and Kyril Borissovitch Kustodiev were also born in 1903.

Further Biographical Context for Raymond Macgrath

Raymond Macgrath was born in 1903 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to mature in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural relevance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Raymond Macgrath

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