Dudley Fergusson B. Hewitt


Artist biography

Dudley Fergusson B. Hewitt was a creative artist. Dudley Fergusson B. Hewitt was born in 1913. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are George Cohen, Colum Robert Gore-Booth, Ad Reinhardt, Maury Balkan, and Chen Shihu.

Further Biographical Context for Dudley Fergusson B. Hewitt

Dudley Fergusson B. Hewitt was born in 1913 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Dudley Fergusson B. Hewitt

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