Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn

1911 - 1992

Artist biography

Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn was a creative artist. Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn was born in 1911 and died in 1992. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Elizabeth Balneaves, Eugene Leake, Alvaro Danti, Charles Drew, and Elton Bennett.

Further Biographical Context for Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn

Born in 1911, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn

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