Donald Bosher

1912 - 1977

Artist biography

Donald Bosher was a creative visual artist, Donald Bosher was born in 1912 and died in 1977. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Joaquim Rodrigo, Willem Jacobus Alberts, Amanda Roth Block, Afro, and Gordon Parks.

Further Biographical Context for Donald Bosher

Born in 1912, Donald Bosher's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Donald Bosher

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