Richard Martinez

1898 - 1987

Artist biography

Richard Martinez was a creative visual artist. Born in 1898, Richard Martinez passed away in 1987. Artists Jan Petrovic Birzgal, Edgar Dabrette, Sofia Chiostri, Karl Lindegren, and Thomas Henslow Barnard are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Richard Martinez

Born in 1898, Richard Martinez grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world developed a variety of modes of these significant innovations. The horrors of the First World War spawned important developments in the psychological applications 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 first art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been established by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Richard Martinez

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