Artists International Association was an exhibiting society founded in London in 1933, which held exhibitions and events to promote and support various left-of centre political causes

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  • Clive Branson, 'Bombed Women and Searchlights' 1940
    Clive Branson
    Bombed Women and Searchlights 1940
    Oil on canvas
    support: 509 x 612 x 20 mm
    Bequeathed by Noreen Branson 2004© The estate of Clive Branson
  • Carel Weight, 'The Rendezvous' 1953
    Carel Weight
    The Rendezvous 1953
    Oil on canvas
    support: 860 x 1110 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1953© Tate
  • James Boswell, 'The Fall of London: London Bridge' 1933
    James Boswell
    The Fall of London: London Bridge 1933
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 133 x 95 mm
    Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow 2000© The estate of James Boswell

The AIA embraced all styles of art, both modernist and traditional, and its aim was the ‘Unity of Artists for Peace, Democracy and Cultural Development’. It held a series of large group exhibitions on political and social themes beginning in 1935 with the exhibition Artists Against Fascism and War. The AIA supported the left-wing Republican side in the Spanish Civil War (1936–9) through exhibitions and other fund-raising activities. It tried to promote wider access to art through travelling exhibitions and public mural paintings. In 1940 it published a series of art lithographs titled Everyman Prints in large, and therefore cheap, editions.

The society was active until 1971.