Mary Oppen

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Birthday
28, 1908
Birthplace
Montana
Death Date
May 14, 1990 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1908
Birthplace
Montana
Death Date
May 14, 1990 (81)

About

Leftist political activist who expressed her views through painting, collage, and poetry.

Before Fame

She and her husband fled to Mexico when the American government suspected their Communist sympathies.

Trivia

She published her memoir, "Meaning a Life: An Autobiography," in 1978.

Family Life

Her husband, George Oppen, was also an artist, and the two lived an itinerant life together.

Associated With

He and Claude McKay were both poets allied with the American Communist Party.