Richard Arthur Crosthwaite Murray

1902 - 1984

Artist biography

Richard Arthur Crosthwaite Murray was a visual artist. Born in 1902, Richard Arthur Crosthwaite Murray passed away in 1984. Artists like Edward R. Burroughs, Dumitru Bâscu, Robert Richmond Campbell, Hu Feng, and Christopher Aristide Desbouillons Murphy were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for Richard Arthur Crosthwaite Murray

Richard Arthur Crosthwaite Murray was born in 1902 and was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed 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 sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Richard Arthur Crosthwaite Murray

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