John Craxton

1922 - 2009

Artist biography

John Craxton was a creative artist, Born in 1922, John Craxton passed away in 2009. Artists Rudolf Bellenzier, Eugenio Pieraccini, Josef Blahaut, Lorenzo Albino, and Gian Franco Arlandi are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for John Craxton

Born in 1922, John Craxton's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the leading artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated a number of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.

John Craxton

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