Dixie Hampson Durham
1913 - 2010
Dixie Hampson Durham was a visual artist. Dixie Hampson Durham was born in 1913 and died in 2010. Artists Bruno Aide, José Fernandez Sanchez, Frances Fullerton Chubb, Pietro Foglia, and Angel Botello are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Dixie Hampson Durham
Dixie Hampson Durham was born in 1913 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.