(1909 - 1970)
Fred Amess was active/lived in British Columbia / Canada. Fred Amess is known for Landscape painting, printmaking, teaching.
Biography Fred Amess
The Art in Living Group was more successful in involving artists in its activities than the Labour-Arts
Guild. Its theories were also centred around an equation between art and living. Led by Fred Amess, the
Art in Living Group was an activist group with a mission. It set out to present to everyone the idea
that citizens must be participants in planning and that they must no longer be the mere recipients of
dead formulae served out to lazy minds.' (15) The Group also wanted
to decentralize the National Gallery of Canada and promote the creation of cultural community centres.
After the end of World War II, some
artists in Canada had formed an Arts Guild, whi
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