Frankly, I don’t have to agree with someone’s life choices to enjoy his works.
Well, yes, the man as an artist is connected to the man as an activist or arbiter. They may sometimes even overlap, which can get quite confusing. A person’s life is not always black and white. There will be grey areas.
But would you let a little grey dull your appreciation?
How an artist lives his life is a matter that is wholly outside of the canvas. His choices may be reflected in what he creates; he may even use his creations as a form of influence, to further his cause or underscore his beliefs. But that is not what is inside the frame, is it?
More often, it’s the art that is to be judged—not the artist.