Born in 1916, Joseph P. Jankowski was primarily inspired by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In Europe, Surrealism continued to be the leading artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread across the globe. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated a number of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.