Allan Adolf Peter Hansen

1911 - 2000

Artist biography

Allan Adolf Peter Hansen was a creative visual artist. Born in 1911, Allan Adolf Peter Hansen passed away in 2000. Artists like Eilidh Barnardo, Alidor Gevaert, Paride Castellan, José Antonio Giron, and Alfred Eckhardt were also born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for Allan Adolf Peter Hansen

Allan Adolf Peter Hansen was born in 1911 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a great impact on artistic production, with a number of artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and tried to use their art to impact society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Allan Adolf Peter Hansen

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