Robert Johnson Mac Knight
1905 - 1989
Robert Johnson Mac Knight was a creative artist. Robert Johnson Mac Knight was born in 1905 and died in 1989. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Díaz Caneja, Joe Musial, Wayne Boring, Josna Michiel Van Den Berg, and Mary Elizabeth Jones.
Further Biographical Context for Robert Johnson Mac Knight
Robert Johnson Mac Knight was born in 1905 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Key Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.