Eleanor De Haas

1912 - 1999

Artist biography

Eleanor De Haas was a visual artist. Eleanor De Haas was born in 1912 and died in 1999. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Miroslava Benesová-Kodymová, Cleon Douglas Barton, Renaud Grand Jean, Bruno Bernard, and Karl Arne Ericson Brodin.

Further Biographical Context for Eleanor De Haas

Eleanor De Haas was born in 1912 and was primarily inspired creatively 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, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Eleanor De Haas

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