David Morisson Henry

1919 - 1977

Artist biography

David Morisson Henry was a creative artist. Born in 1919, David Morisson Henry passed away in 1977. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Cole Weston, Ib Geertsen, Gunnar Greiber, Georgia Blizzard, and Lino Bissattini.

Further Biographical Context for David Morisson Henry

Born in 1919, David Morisson Henry was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

David Morisson Henry

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