1913 - 1968
Bertha Coenen was a creative visual artist, Born in 1913, Bertha Coenen passed away in 1968. Artists like Roger Bracke, Mario Bionda, George Lorne Holland Bouchard, Reginald J. Batterbury, and Stane Bizjak were also born in 1913.
Further Biographical Context for Bertha Coenen
Bertha Coenen was born in 1913 and was primarily influenced creatively 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 dominance, and characterised 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.