Elizabeth Thayer Ii Huntington


Artist biography

Elizabeth Thayer Ii Huntington was a creative visual artist. Elizabeth Thayer Ii Huntington was born in 1913. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Amado Gonzales, Rudi Gopas, Maria Chrząszczowa, Gertrud Früh-Boxheimer, and Charles Blondin.

Further Biographical Context for Elizabeth Thayer Ii Huntington

Elizabeth Thayer Ii Huntington was born in 1913 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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 Thayer Ii Huntington

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