Guy Boyd

1923 - 1988

Artist biography

Guy Boyd was an artist, Born in 1923, Guy Boyd passed away in 1988. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Emiel Bergen, Osvaldo F. Argento, Bruno Bellesia, Erik Buck, and Mark Roland Adrian.

Further Biographical Context for Guy Boyd

Born in 1923, Guy Boyd's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Guy Boyd

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