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May Stevens

 (born 1924)
May Stevens is active/lives in New York, Massachusetts.  May Stevens is known for painting-political and feminist issues.

Biography   May Stevens

Feminist* artist, poet, and writer May Stevens was born in 1924 in Quincy, Massachusetts.  She became a painter of large-scale acrylic canvases that express her view on a variety of social issues, especially those dealing with racism and women's roles in society.  Many of her works have symbolic figures "painted in a kind of brilliant hued, post-Pop realism." (Rubinstein 399).  One of these figures, Big Daddy, is depicted with a bullet, phallic-shaped head and no shirt and is intended to represent imperialism, racism, and sexism.

In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, her artwork seemed generally perceived by critics as propaganda, which in that era was not popular, and some critics described her symbolic figures demeani   ...  Displaying 750 of 7115 characters.

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