Geoffrey Armstrong

1928 - 2018

Artist biography

Geoffrey Armstrong was a creative artist, Geoffrey Armstrong, born in 1928, died in 2018. Artists David Simpson, Vlassis Caniaris, Yaacov Agam, Fernandez Arman, and Eldridge W. Arnold are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Geoffrey Armstrong

Geoffrey Armstrong was born in 1928 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of 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 proposal 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 found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.