1915 - 1982
Harold Cheesman was a creative visual artist, Harold Cheesman, born in 1915, died in 1982. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Burri Alberto, Carin Ax, Mario Agostinelli, Ivan I. Andreiev, and Albert Joseph Carter.
Further Biographical Context for Harold Cheesman
Harold Cheesman was born in 1915, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.