Kevin Charles

1928 - 2006

Artist biography

Kevin Charles was an artist, Kevin Charles was born in 1928 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Chen Guanshi, María Belén Morales, Yun Hyong-Keun, Al Held Foundation, and Antonio Amodeo.

Further Biographical Context for Kevin Charles

Kevin Charles was born in 1928 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant 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 focusing on the agrarian and the humble 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 impact society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Kevin Charles

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