Desmond Carrick

1928 - 2012

Artist biography

Desmond Carrick was a creative visual artist, Desmond Carrick was born in 1928 and died in 2012. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Amanda Maria Crowe, Alma Elliott Bayley, Guy Bourdin, John S Anderson, and Karl-Friedrich Bendlin.

Further Biographical Context for Desmond Carrick

Born in 1928, Desmond Carrick was primarily influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Desmond Carrick

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