Eleanor Arnold Clark
1911 - 1982
Eleanor Arnold Clark was a visual artist, Eleanor Arnold Clark, born in 1911, died in 1982. Artists like Dagmar Cizkova, Colette Beleys, Ida Buchmann, Roland Alexander Book, and Alfred James Banner were also born in 1911.
Further Biographical Context for Eleanor Arnold Clark
Born in 1911, Eleanor Arnold Clark was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between 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 proposal 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.