Nanyin Maymura

1918 - 1969

Artist biography

Nanyin Maymura was a visual artist. Nanyin Maymura was born in 1918 and died in 1969. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Elaine De Kooning, Nathan Krate, John Wade Hampton, Kurt Moldovan, and Dan Sterup Hansen.

Further Biographical Context for Nanyin Maymura

Nanyin Maymura was born in 1918 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the clash 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 production, with a number of 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 endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Nanyin Maymura

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