Bill Copley

1919 - 1996

Artist biography

Bill Copley was a creative visual artist, Bill Copley, born in 1919, died in 1996. Artists like George Ii Beattie, Michael Gordon Brockway, Earl F. Bennett, Raymond Art, and Anna Cyronek-Kalinowska were also born in 1919.

Further Biographical Context for Bill Copley

Bill Copley was born in 1919, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous impact on artistic production, with many artists taking inspiration from 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 organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Bill Copley

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