Anna Campbell Bliss


Artist biography

Anna Campbell Bliss is a contemporary artist considered well established, Anna Campbell Bliss was born in 1925. Artists Ormond Gigli, Joseph Glasco, Pedro Alfrez, John Altoon, and Takis are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Anna Campbell Bliss

Born in 1925, Anna Campbell Bliss was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant 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 output, 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 movements of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured 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.