Alice Catlett


Artist biography

Alice Catlett is an established artist, Alice Catlett was born in 1915. Artists Antoni Batllori Jofré, Max Breu, Nicolas Feodorovitch Anichenko, Javier Bueno, and Yul Brynner are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Alice Catlett

Born in 1915, Alice Catlett was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.