1926 - 2019
Don Crowley was a visual artist, Don Crowley was born in 1926 and died in 2019. Artists like Pierre Bellocq, Patricia Blake, Fabio Mauri, Leonardo Bellés Castella, and Pedro Bas Pérez were also born in 1926.
Further Biographical Context for Don Crowley
Don Crowley was born in 1926 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s. Throughout 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 characterised 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 stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.