As the political situation of 1930s Europe worsened, the Artists International Association adopted a ‘popular front’ methodology encouraging a wide range of artists to exhibit under their pro-communist anti-fascist umbrella. This became especially important with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War when the AIA sought to raise funds for sending food, supplies and ambulances to the frontlines and assisting refugees trying to escape.
Artists Nan Youngman & Priscilla Thornycroft painting: Spain Fights On
Today we will look at the work of the Artists International Association and British artists’ responses to the Spanish Civil War.
Please note we have a new venue and a new meeting time:
The Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend
11am-1pm om Saturday 7th May
£10 on the door as usual
A couple of initial resources: