1928 - 2006
Denis Cameron was a creative visual artist, Denis Cameron, born in 1928, died in 2006. Artists Paul Bader, Alberto Korda, Herbert Bohnert, Geoffrey Bowman, and Kaka Ashoona are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Denis Cameron
Denis Cameron was born in 1928 and was predominantly influenced 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.