1928 - 1943
Anthony Groves-Raines was a creative artist. Born in 1928, Anthony Groves-Raines passed away in 1943. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Manfred Bingler, Pierre Dedieu, Feng Mengbai, Van Cheyne Jy, and Bob Camblin.
Further Biographical Context for Anthony Groves-Raines
Anthony Groves-Raines was born in 1928 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.