George Lewis Cook


Artist biography

George Lewis Cook is seen as an established artist, George Lewis Cook was born in 1913. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Anna Chamiec, Václav Bubenícek, Clayre Barr, Fritz Angerer, and Jean-Michel Atlan.

Further Biographical Context for George Lewis Cook

George Lewis Cook was born in 1913 and was primarily inspired creatively 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 needed 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 unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

George Lewis Cook

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