Christine Aldor

1913 - 1970

Artist biography

Christine Aldor was a visual artist, Christine Aldor was born in 1913 and died in 1970. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Nathan Lerner, William Scott, Bernard Goss, Peter Stackpole, and Conrad Marca-Relli.

Further Biographical Context for Christine Aldor

Christine Aldor was born in 1913 and was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.