Elizabeth Hopkin

1919 - 2015

Artist biography

Elizabeth Hopkin was a creative visual artist. Elizabeth Hopkin was born in 1919 and died in 2015. Artists like Warren Faus, Mieczyslaw Stanislaw Chojko, Juan Barjola, Gianni Ghelfi, and Maurice Bilbeaud were also born in 1919.

Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Hopkin

Born in 1919, Elizabeth Hopkin's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of many 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Elizabeth Hopkin

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