Howell Conant

1916 - 1999

Artist biography

Howell Conant was a creative artist, Howell Conant, born in 1916, died in 1999. Artists John Bridgeman, Alexander Bogen, Albert Bettin, Boris Nikolaevich Bessonov, and Henry Robertson Craig are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Howell Conant

Born in 1916, Howell Conant was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 tremendous influence on artistic production, with a number of 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 endeavoured 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.

Howell Conant

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