Barbara Comfort


Artist biography

Barbara Comfort is an established contemporary artist, Barbara Comfort was born in 1916. Artists like Mildred L. Baughman, Leonid Bougai, Mula Ben-Haim, Nils Asp, and Cecil Blacker were also born in 1916.

Further Biographical Context for Barbara Comfort

Born in 1916, Barbara Comfort was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence worldwide. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to incorporate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their revolutionary political ideologies, developing a new kind of magic realism.