Roger Boissier


Artist biography

Roger Boissier is regarded as a well established artist, Roger Boissier was born in 1918. Artists Guy Bigot, Aleksei Mikhailovich Artamonov, Denyse De Bravura, Joe Brotherton, and Heinrich Bergmann are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Roger Boissier

Born in 1918, Roger Boissier grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant 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 focusing on 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 endeavoured 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.

Roger Boissier

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