Davison B. Hawthorne


Artist biography

Davison B. Hawthorne was a creative visual artist. Davison B. Hawthorne was born in 1924. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Josef Blaumeiser, Jacqueline Dunand, Gunnar Alme, Joan Eagle, and Douglas D Craft.

Further Biographical Context for Davison B. Hawthorne

Born in 1924, Davison B. Hawthorne's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 tremendous influence on artistic output, with a number of artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and tried 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.

Davison B. Hawthorne

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