Derek Holland was a creative artist. Derek Holland was born in 1927. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Betty Boyle, Pasqual Fort, Friedrich Graesel, John Buscema, and Nikolai Ivanovich Dormidontov.
Further Biographical Context for Derek Holland
Born in 1927, Derek Holland was primarily influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.