Dante Tomas Cola Maure

1916 - 2005

Artist biography

Dante Tomas Cola Maure was an artist, Dante Tomas Cola Maure, born in 1916, died in 2005. Artists Enzo Bonetti, Stuart Armfield Stuart, Ferenc Berko, Alfonso Ossorio, and William Walton Armstrong are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dante Tomas Cola Maure

Born in 1916, Dante Tomas Cola Maure grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 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 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.