Leighton Maybury


Artist biography

Leighton Maybury was a creative artist. Leighton Maybury was born in 1929. Artists Olga Jančić, Orlando Cardurani, Roswitha Doerig, Georg Wolfgang Chaimowicz, and Joan Mcd Miller are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leighton Maybury

Born in 1929, Leighton Maybury grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 tremendous impact on artistic production, with many 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 focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Leighton Maybury

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