Jose Alcala Vargas

1923 - 1993

Artist biography

Jose Alcala Vargas was a creative visual artist, Jose Alcala Vargas was born in 1923 and died in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Aixinjueluo Yuzhan, Jerzy Nowosielski, George Adamson, Paul Jenkins, and Robert Watts.

Further Biographical Context for Jose Alcala Vargas

Born in 1923, Jose Alcala Vargas' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Internationally 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. The era took a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social uproar that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the world’s population.