Phyllis Margaret Cilento


Artist biography

Phyllis Margaret Cilento is a contemporary artist considered well established, Phyllis Margaret Cilento was born in 1923. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Betty Barnes Lochle, Francisco Batet Pellejero, Richard Avedon, Sol Baskin, and Alexander Mackenzie.

Further Biographical Context for Phyllis Margaret Cilento

Born in 1923, Phyllis Margaret Cilento's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the dawn of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would conclude in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social uproar that preoccupied not only artists, but great swathes of the global population.