Edward M. Corbett

1919 - 1971

Artist biography

Edward M. Corbett was a visual artist, Born in 1919, Edward M. Corbett passed away in 1971. Artists like Luis Bolarín, Gino Bionda, Sibylle Blumenfeld, Aleksander Bernaciński, and Hans Affeltranger were also born in 1919.

Further Biographical Context for Edward M. Corbett

Born in 1919, Edward M. Corbett's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1930s. 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 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 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.

Edward M. Corbett

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