Hermann Clemens

1913 - 1985

Artist biography

Hermann Clemens was a creative visual artist, Hermann Clemens, born in 1913, died in 1985. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ties Egge Allersma, Jürgen Bertelsmann, Florica Cordescu, William Osborn Atkinson, and Gianna Boschi.

Further Biographical Context for Hermann Clemens

Hermann Clemens was born in 1913 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 great influence on artistic output, with many artists taking inspiration from 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 tried 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.

Hermann Clemens

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