Biddy Bennion

1919 - 2014

Artist biography

Biddy Bennion was an artist, Biddy Bennion was born in 1919 and died in 2014. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are William Perehudoff, Anne Butler Yeats, Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt, Bengt Andréen, and John P. Aiken.

Further Biographical Context for Biddy Bennion

Biddy Bennion was born in 1919 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.

Biddy Bennion

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