Catrien Goeting

1912 - 1983

Artist biography

Catrien Goeting was a visual artist. Born in 1912, Catrien Goeting passed away in 1983. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Jakov Bratanic, Alexander Alkhovsky, August Frey, Armando Fernandez Gonzalez, and Iwami Furusawa.

Further Biographical Context for Catrien Goeting

Catrien Goeting was born in 1912 and grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. During 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 covert 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.

Catrien Goeting

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