Estelle L. Halper

1918 - 1980

Artist biography

Estelle L. Halper was a creative visual artist. Born in 1918, Estelle L. Halper passed away in 1980. Artists like Odd Fjordholm, Costa Coulentianos, Maurice De Clercq, Roger Boissier, and Albert Hulstaert were also born in 1918.

Further Biographical Context for Estelle L. Halper

Estelle L. Halper was born in 1918 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable 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.

Estelle L. Halper

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