Elizabeth Jeanette Carney
Elizabeth Jeanette Carney is seen as an established contemporary artist, Elizabeth Jeanette Carney was born in 1912. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ermanno Besozzi, Tony Smith, José Rodriguez Bronchu, Adolf Luther, and William Baziotes.
Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Jeanette Carney
Elizabeth Jeanette Carney was born in 1912 and was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. Throughout 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 epitomised 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.