Robert Mayhew

1905

Artist biography

Robert Mayhew was a visual artist. Robert Mayhew was born in 1905. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Francisco Lorente Roldán, Pamela Boden, Helen Dickson, Longford Macdonald, and Alec Mingelmanganu.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Mayhew

Born in 1905, Robert Mayhew was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations 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 influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Robert Mayhew

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