Edwin Henderson Voorhees
1919 - 1999
Edwin Henderson Voorhees was a creative artist. Born in 1919, Edwin Henderson Voorhees passed away in 1999. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Alfred Krohg Holt, Lucien Desmedt, Black Moon, Madeleine Gekiere, and Arthur Greenus.
Further Biographical Context for Edwin Henderson Voorhees
Born in 1919, Edwin Henderson Voorhees grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary 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.