Robert Manson

1907 - 2001

Artist biography

Robert Manson was an artist. Robert Manson was born in 1907 and died in 2001. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are André Guerbilsky, Ceferino Oliver Cabré, Edmund Arthur Harvey, Frederick Klein Rasmussen, and Paul Kafka.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Manson

Born in 1907, Robert Manson 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 these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also extremely influential amid artists and their communities. Key artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Important 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.

Robert Manson

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