Calvin Cooper

1921

Artist biography

Calvin Cooper is seen as an established contemporary artist, Calvin Cooper was born in 1921. Artists like Alfred Cheney Chadbourn, Wolfgang Borchert, Charles Algner, Iris Von Boltenstern, and Antonio Cereda were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for Calvin Cooper

Calvin Cooper was born in 1921 and was largely influenced 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 epitomised 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 stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Calvin Cooper

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