Dorothy Coleman

1919 - 2018

Artist biography

Dorothy Coleman was a visual artist, Dorothy Coleman was born in 1919 and died in 2018. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Angela Baumeister, Hans Heinrich Adam, Sjef Baaten, Pius Joseph Christiaan Baaten, and Wolfgang Beyer.

Further Biographical Context for Dorothy Coleman

Born in 1919, Dorothy Coleman was largely influenced by the 1930s. globally 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 tremendous influence on artistic production, with a number of artists focusing on the agrarian and the modest 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 influence society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Dorothy Coleman

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