1916 - 1991
Further Biographical Context for Peter Manson
Peter Manson was born in 1916 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era assumed a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social tumult that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the world’s population.