Elizabeth Charleston

1910 - 1997

Artist biography

Elizabeth Charleston was a creative artist, Elizabeth Charleston, born in 1910, died in 1997. Artists like Gaston Bertrand, Emil Bertschi, Arthur Carrara, Leah Beall, and Athos Renzo Brioschi were also born in 1910.

Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Charleston

Elizabeth Charleston was born in 1910 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s predominant political philosophies - 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, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Elizabeth Charleston

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