Yul Brynner

1915 - 1985

Artist biography

Yul Brynner was a creative artist, Yul Brynner was born in 1915 and died in 1985. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ivo Barbaresi, Dick Barinbungung, Guerino Assoni, Waldemar Gustave Berg, and Robert Motherwell.

Further Biographical Context for Yul Brynner

Born in 1915, Yul Brynner grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture 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 great impact on artistic production, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the humble 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 held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.