Charles Coker

1918 - 2000

Artist biography

Charles Coker was a creative artist, Born in 1918, Charles Coker passed away in 2000. Artists like Cornell Capa, Hasmet Akal, Peter Aspel, Hans Achtziger, and Heinrich Bergmann were also born in 1918.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Coker

Charles Coker was born in 1918 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Charles Coker

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