Date of Award

Summer 8-5-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Joachim Pissarro

Second Advisor

Howard Singerman

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari


The times in and around the Paris Commune and the Depression followed by Second World War in the United States were instances in history that greatly influenced artists’ output. This thesis investigates how anarchist thought and activities during these periods, respectively, affected the œuvres of Camille Pissarro and Barnett Newman.



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