Bernard Charles


Artist biography

Bernard Charles is a contemporary artist considered well established, Bernard Charles was born in 1930. Artists like Julio López Hernandez, Dieter Roth Estate, The Estate Of Lee Lozano, Hans-Jörg Becker, and Julius Bartek were also born in 1930.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Charles

Born in 1930, Bernard Charles' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. globally 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 great influence on artistic production, with a number of 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 tried to use their art to influence society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Bernard Charles

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