Elisabeth Gordon Chandler

1913 - 2006

Artist biography

Elisabeth Gordon Chandler was a creative artist, Elisabeth Gordon Chandler was born in 1913 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fernando Bernad, Auguste Boehringer, Napoleone Arduino, Aleksander Bukowski, and Solange Bertrand.

Further Biographical Context for Elisabeth Gordon Chandler

Born in 1913, Elisabeth Gordon Chandler was primarily influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Elisabeth Gordon Chandler

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