Bernard Corey

1914 - 2000

Artist biography

Bernard Corey was a creative visual artist, Bernard Corey, born in 1914, died in 2000. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lynn Chadwick, Leonhard Bialek, John Clawson Ayres, Aldo Amaduzzi, and Warren Beach.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Corey

Bernard Corey was born in 1914 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 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 endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Bernard Corey

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