Edgar Holloway

1914 - 2008

Artist biography

Edgar Holloway was a creative visual artist. Born in 1914, Edgar Holloway passed away in 2008. Artists like Hans Flauaus, Ostilio Gianandrea, Margaret Balzer, Ted Gilien, and Adele Casoli were also born in 1914.

Further Biographical Context for Edgar Holloway

Edgar Holloway was born in 1914 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 required 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable 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.

Edgar Holloway

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