Robert Mayokok

1903 - 1983

Artist biography

Robert Mayokok was a creative visual artist. Robert Mayokok was born in 1903 and died in 1983. Also born in 1903 and of this same generation are Basil Edwin Martin, Reino Malm, Walter Burt Adams, Orestes Assali, and Donald M. Flather.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Mayokok

Robert Mayokok was born in 1903 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. 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 visual 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 among artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a vital 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 internationally.

Robert Mayokok

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