1912 - 2010
Bob Crossley was an artist, Bob Crossley was born in 1912 and died in 2010. Artists Stern J. Bramson, Ida Kohlmeyer, Georges Noël Bouvard, Pieter Jacobus Van Boxel, and Marcello Avenali are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Bob Crossley
Bob Crossley was born in 1912 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. 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 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 rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.