Catherine O. Childs Catchi


Artist biography

Catherine O. Childs Catchi is an established artist, Catherine O. Childs Catchi was born in 1920. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Shelly Bartolini, Alice Brill, Oreste Borri, Artur Manuel Cruzeiro Seixas, and Harold Krisel.

Further Biographical Context for Catherine O. Childs Catchi

Born in 1920, Catherine O. Childs Catchi grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Catherine O. Childs Catchi

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