Dermont James Hellier

1916 - 2006

Artist biography

Dermont James Hellier was an artist. Dermont James Hellier was born in 1916 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Frans Bellemans, Mihail Grecu, Howell Conant, Joan Drew, and Elsie Margareta Dahlberg-Sundberg.

Further Biographical Context for Dermont James Hellier

Dermont James Hellier was born in 1916 and grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant 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 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 movements of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Dermont James Hellier

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