Anne Butler Yeats
1919 - 2001
Anne Butler Yeats was a visual artist, Born in 1919, Anne Butler Yeats passed away in 2001. Artists Ikkidluak Akesuk, Andreas Asproftas, Maj Arnell, Emilio Vedova, and Alex Bozickovic Boz are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Anne Butler Yeats
Anne Butler Yeats was born in 1919 and was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between 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 influence on artistic output, with a number of artists focusing on the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and tried 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.