Richmond W. Markes

1890 - 1920

Artist biography

Richmond W. Markes was a creative visual artist. Richmond W. Markes was born in 1890 and died in 1920. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Martin Berthold, Waldemar Bernhard, Alfred Bloesch, Fritz-August Bimler, and Ernst Kissling.

Further Biographical Context for Richmond W. Markes

Born in 1890, Richmond W. Markes grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, began to practice pioneering theories about Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These revolutionary styles of art were rigorous and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Richmond W. Markes

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