Polina Borisovna Krayts

1911 - 1980

Artist biography

Polina Borisovna Krayts was a visual artist. Polina Borisovna Krayts was born in 1911 and died in 1980. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Candido Costa Pinto, Renzo Crivelli, Molly Giger-Ammann, Joan Barbeta Antones, and Emilio Grau-Sala.

Further Biographical Context for Polina Borisovna Krayts

Polina Borisovna Krayts was born in 1911 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. Internationally 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 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 tried to use their art to influence society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.