Eleanor Balienson Heller

1918 - 2006

Artist biography

Eleanor Balienson Heller was a visual artist. Born in 1918, Eleanor Balienson Heller passed away in 2006. Also born in 1918 and of this same generation are Bob Hollingsworth, Sidney Gordin, Ken Ernxt, Carol Blanchard, and Elmer F. Ekeroth.

Further Biographical Context for Eleanor Balienson Heller

Born in 1918, Eleanor Balienson Heller was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant 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 many artists focusing on 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 endeavoured to use their art to influence society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Eleanor Balienson Heller

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