Gus Arriola

1917 - 2008

Artist biography

Gus Arriola was an artist, Gus Arriola, born in 1917, died in 2008. Artists like Syd Solomon, Andrew Wyeth, Leroy Grannis, Irving Penn, and Carl Frederick Austen were also born in 1917.

Further Biographical Context for Gus Arriola

Born in 1917, Gus Arriola was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to incorporate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their radical political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.

Gus Arriola

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