Amédée Cortier

1921 - 1976

Artist biography

Amédée Cortier was an artist, Amédée Cortier, born in 1921, died in 1976. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bernhard Berbom, Petr Bogatchev, Erik Kolling Andersen, Amédée Cortier, and Enrique Beltran Segura.

Further Biographical Context for Amédée Cortier

Born in 1921, Amédée Cortier's creative work 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. In the United States, the Great Depression had a great impact on artistic production, with many 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 attempted to use their art to impact society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Amédée Cortier