Aleta Cornelius

1923 - 2002

Artist biography

Aleta Cornelius was a visual artist, Born in 1923, Aleta Cornelius passed away in 2002. Also born in 1923 and of this same generation are Josef Bulant, Mariano Aupillardjuk, Tucker Bobst, Nicholas Georgiadis, and Rene Bütler.

Further Biographical Context for Aleta Cornelius

Born in 1923, Aleta Cornelius was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era assumed a sinister turn with the dawn of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social tumult that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.

Aleta Cornelius