Edith Hands

1911 - 1933

Artist biography

Edith Hands was a creative artist. Edith Hands was born in 1911 and died in 1933. Artists like Ferdynand Drabik, Claus Hoie, Russell Cresson, George Richard Deakins, and Adèle Barton were also born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for Edith Hands

Edith Hands was born in 1911 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Edith Hands

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