Carlos Canas

1924 - 2013

Artist biography

Carlos Canas was an artist, Carlos Canas, born in 1924, died in 2013. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Konstantin Michailovich Antonov, Inji Aflatoun, Ena Baxter, Boris Lurie, and June Berry.

Further Biographical Context for Carlos Canas

Carlos Canas was born in 1924 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. on a global scale 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 output, with many artists focusing on 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 attempted 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.

Carlos Canas

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