David Crone

1919 - 2008

Artist biography

David Crone was an artist, David Crone, born in 1919, died in 2008. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Robert Balodis, Robert Baudiniere, Hans Heinrich Adam, Smoky Brown, and Alfons Aerts.

Further Biographical Context for David Crone

David Crone was born in 1919 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the clash 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 a number of 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.