Kjell Aukrust

1920 - 2003

Artist biography

Kjell Aukrust was an artist, Born in 1920, Kjell Aukrust passed away in 2003. Artists like Pietro Consagra, Luchita Hurtado, Abdulrahim Apabhai Almelkar, Ardsvik Baksheevich Avakimyan, and Jean Albaret were also born in 1920.

Further Biographical Context for Kjell Aukrust

Born in 1920, Kjell Aukrust was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between 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 great influence on artistic production, with a number of artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to influence society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.