Wilhelm Julius Blume

1913 - 1987

Artist biography

Wilhelm Julius Blume was a creative visual artist, Wilhelm Julius Blume, born in 1913, died in 1987. Artists like Dino Abidine, Sam Black, Celestino Alves, Halcyone D. Barnes, and Helen Levitt were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Wilhelm Julius Blume

Born in 1913, Wilhelm Julius Blume was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict 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 great influence on artistic production, with a number of artists focusing on the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Wilhelm Julius Blume

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