Colin Corfield

1910 - 1991

Artist biography

Colin Corfield was a creative visual artist, Colin Corfield was born in 1910 and died in 1991. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Big John Dodo, Harry Andrew Broad, Inger Borchsenius, George Kennethson, and Lászlò Andras.

Further Biographical Context for Colin Corfield

Colin Corfield was born in 1910 and was predominantly inspired creatively 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 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 unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Colin Corfield

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