Artist Info – Brian James Gilligan.
Brian James Gilligan was a creative visual artist. Born in 1930, Brian James Gilligan passed away in 1975. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Irene De Bohus, Ernst Crassen, John Drawbridge, Cliff Condak, and Trevor Bell.
Gilligan was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prevail and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico