Bill Crawford

1913 - 1982

Artist biography

Bill Crawford was a visual artist, Bill Crawford was born in 1913 and died in 1982. Artists like Martha E. Moore Burnett, Liam Andrews, Heinrich Von Der Becke, Frederick Gerhard Becker, and Wladimir Bolgarski Boregar were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Bill Crawford

Bill Crawford was born in 1913 and was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s predominant 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 many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to influence society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Bill Crawford

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