Yosef Bass


Artist biography

Yosef Bass is seen as an established contemporary artist, Yosef Bass was born in 1918. Also born in 1918 and of this same generation are Jane M. Ackroyd, Corita Kent, Johann Wolfgang Behl, Gregoriy Bonia, and Irene Hilde Aronson.

Further Biographical Context for Yosef Bass

Born in 1918, Yosef Bass was primarily inspired by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash 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 great 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 attempted to use their art to influence society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Yosef Bass

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