Geraldine Hamilton

1912 - 2008

Artist biography

Geraldine Hamilton was a visual artist. Geraldine Hamilton was born in 1912 and died in 2008. Artists François Gall, Andries Debeuf, William Baziotes, Rafael Bastardes, and Aina Eriksson-Enckell are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Geraldine Hamilton

Geraldine Hamilton was born in 1912 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.

Geraldine Hamilton

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