Margaret Prosser Allison


Artist biography

Margaret Prosser Allison is seen as an established contemporary artist, Margaret Prosser Allison was born in 1913. Artists like Eugene Harris, Lola F. Ades, Dino Abidin, Reg Butler, and Celestino Alves were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Margaret Prosser Allison

Margaret Prosser Allison was born in 1913 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale 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 tremendous influence on artistic output, 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 collectives of artists began to address politics, and attempted to use their art to impact society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Margaret Prosser Allison

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