Ben Akkerman

1920 - 2010

Artist biography

Ben Akkerman was a creative visual artist, Ben Akkerman, born in 1920, died in 2010. Artists like Josephsohn Estate, Abdulrahim Apabhai Almelkar, Henriette Zéphir, William B. Chenoweth, and Luchita Hurtado were also born in 1920.

Further Biographical Context for Ben Akkerman

Ben Akkerman was born in 1920 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to incorporate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their revolutionary political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.