Dorothy Jurisich Coleman

1919 - 2018

Artist biography

Dorothy Jurisich Coleman was an artist, Dorothy Jurisich Coleman, born in 1919, died in 2018. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Viktor Evgenievich Artamonov, Cosimo Carlucci, Bernard Cathelin, Robert Henderson Blyth, and Rivera Bagur.

Further Biographical Context for Dorothy Jurisich Coleman

Dorothy Jurisich Coleman was born in 1919 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 plan 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, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Dorothy Jurisich Coleman

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