Beresford St. Corbin

1919

Artist biography

Beresford St. Corbin is an established contemporary visual artist, Beresford St. Corbin was born in 1919. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Maurice Boitel, Charles Betremieux, Judit Ádám, Sheldon Berlyn, and Mary Beach.

Further Biographical Context for Beresford St. Corbin

Born in 1919, Beresford St. Corbin grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many 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 irreplaceable 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.

Beresford St. Corbin

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