Ajit Chakraborty

1930 - 2005

Artist biography

Ajit Chakraborty was a visual artist, Ajit Chakraborty was born in 1930 and died in 2005. Artists like Anthony Hill, Vlasta Benesova, Vladimir Andreenkov, Shmuel Boneh, and Pierre Badenier were also born in 1930.

Further Biographical Context for Ajit Chakraborty

Ajit Chakraborty was born in 1930 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous impact on artistic output, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to influence society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Ajit Chakraborty

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