Eileen E. Churm

1911 - 2008

Artist biography

Eileen E. Churm was a visual artist, Eileen E. Churm was born in 1911 and died in 2008. Artists like Fadela Amor, Charles Edwin Andrew, Andrée Bordeaux Le Pecq, Lore Bölke, and Muriel Archer were also born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for Eileen E. Churm

Eileen E. Churm was born in 1911 and was predominantly inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 required 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.