Emily Frost

1928 - 2014

Artist biography

Emily Frost was a visual artist. Born in 1928, Emily Frost passed away in 2014. Artists Ivan Chatrny, Hector Capurro, Elias Bauer, Polly Ammons, and Hundertwasser are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Emily Frost

Born in 1928, Emily Frost's creative work 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 dominance, 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Emily Frost

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