Julio Matilla


Artist biography

Julio Matilla was a creative visual artist. Julio Matilla was born in 1928. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Henry Ferrier, Reinhoud, Thora Creuzeau, Wilfried Van Hecke, and Enric Huguet Muixi.

Further Biographical Context for Julio Matilla

Julio Matilla was born in 1928 and grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant 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 production, with a number of artists focusing on 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.

Julio Matilla

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