Edmund B. Gerard

1910 - 1997

Artist biography

Edmund B. Gerard was a creative artist. Edmund B. Gerard was born in 1910 and died in 1997. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marta Ehrlich, Lura Mae Burton, Cheng Jiezi, Ludwig Feil, and Orlando Di Collalto.

Further Biographical Context for Edmund B. Gerard

Edmund B. Gerard was born in 1910 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict 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 great impact on artistic production, 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 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.

Edmund B. Gerard

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