Mikhaël Anikeev

1925 - 2011

Artist biography

Mikhaël Anikeev was a visual artist, Mikhaël Anikeev, born in 1925, died in 2011. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Kaiti Antypa, André Raffray, Ormond Gigli, Dimitris Anthis, and Gastone Novelli.

Further Biographical Context for Mikhaël Anikeev

Born in 1925, Mikhaël Anikeev's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. on a global scale 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 great influence on artistic output, with a number of artists focusing on the agrarian and the modest 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 organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Mikhaël Anikeev

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