Alan Caswell Collier

1911 - 1990

Artist biography

Alan Caswell Collier was a creative visual artist, Born in 1911, Alan Caswell Collier passed away in 1990. Artists Hans Baumgartner, Brett Weston, Jacques Boonen, Hans Bellmann, and Dorothea Bautz are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Alan Caswell Collier

Alan Caswell Collier was born in 1911 and was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.