Charles David Cobb

1921 - 2014

Artist biography

Charles David Cobb was a visual artist, Charles David Cobb, born in 1921, died in 2014. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Cao Lichang, Jan Wunderman, Jacques Barman, Allan Baker, and Trevor Bates.

Further Biographical Context for Charles David Cobb

Charles David Cobb was born in 1921 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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 David Cobb

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