Nela Arias-Misson

1915 - 2015

Artist biography

Nela Arias-Misson was a visual artist, Nela Arias-Misson, born in 1915, died in 2015. Artists George Yelich, Edward Dugmore, José Raúl Anguiano Valadez, Louis Archambault, and Marina Aleksandrovna Allendorf are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Nela Arias-Misson

Born in 1915, Nela Arias-Misson's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading 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 many artists taking inspiration from 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 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.