George Cress

1921 - 2008

Artist biography

George Cress was a creative visual artist, George Cress, born in 1921, died in 2008. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Jan Bialostoski, Enrique Beltran Segura, José Beulas Recasens, Emiel De Cauter, and Jean Abadie.

Further Biographical Context for George Cress

George Cress was born in 1921 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of 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, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

George Cress

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