Erica Cabbe

1918 - 2004

Artist biography

Erica Cabbe was a creative artist, Born in 1918, Erica Cabbe passed away in 2004. Also born in 1918 and of this same generation are Corry Bernsen, George Browne, Chang Joon Ha, Alvin Hale Bloodworth, and Margareta Adelborg.

Further Biographical Context for Erica Cabbe

Erica Cabbe was born in 1918 and was largely influenced 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 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 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.