Lawrence Mckinin


Artist biography

Lawrence Mckinin was a visual artist. Lawrence Mckinin was born in 1917. Also born in 1917 and of this same generation are Jan Flameng, Hermann Fischer-Roloff, Willy Kissling, Yvan Beltrame, and Otto Krank.

Further Biographical Context for Lawrence Mckinin

Born in 1917, Lawrence Mckinin was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict 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 many artists taking inspiration from 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 endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Lawrence Mckinin

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