Cecilia G. Corr


Artist biography

Cecilia G. Corr is regarded as a well established artist, Cecilia G. Corr was born in 1914. Also born in 1914 and of this same generation are Petr Ivanovich Baranov, Arvo Ahola, Giovanni Barbisan, Ralph Fasanella, and Kiichi Asano.

Further Biographical Context for Cecilia G. Corr

Cecilia G. Corr was born in 1914 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. 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 epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 assets 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.

Cecilia G. Corr

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