Arthur Sharland Boothroyd


Artist biography

Arthur Sharland Boothroyd is an established contemporary artist, Arthur Sharland Boothroyd was born in 1910. Artists like Raoul Ubac, Lula Cardoso Ayres, Dominique Alonzo, Stephanos Almaliotis, and Alessandro Bruschetti were also born in 1910.

Further Biographical Context for Arthur Sharland Boothroyd

Born in 1910, Arthur Sharland Boothroyd's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.

Arthur Sharland Boothroyd

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