Francisco Coching

1919 - 1998

Artist biography

Francisco Coching was a creative artist, Francisco Coching, born in 1919, died in 1998. Artists like Alexander Böhm, Lee Mullican, Anna Cyronek, Francisco Calvin, and Antonio Casale were also born in 1919.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Coching

Born in 1919, Francisco Coching was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Francisco Coching

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