Herbert Herold Coetzee

1921 - 2008

Artist biography

Herbert Herold Coetzee was a creative artist, Herbert Herold Coetzee was born in 1921 and died in 2008. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alfred Bathurst Binning, Cheng Shi-Fa, Franta Belsky, Cheng Yajun, and Rudi Bierman.

Further Biographical Context for Herbert Herold Coetzee

Herbert Herold Coetzee was born in 1921, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Herbert Herold Coetzee

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