Frans Martin Claerhout

1919 - 2006

Artist biography

Frans Martin Claerhout was a creative artist, Born in 1919, Frans Martin Claerhout passed away in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Doug Anderson, Bill Chappell, Earl F. Bennett, Dietrich E. Cordes-Clement, and Alvino Bagni.

Further Biographical Context for Frans Martin Claerhout

Frans Martin Claerhout was born in 1919 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 influence on artistic output, with a number of artists focusing on 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 attempted to use their art to influence society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Frans Martin Claerhout

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