Howard Daniel Becker
1914 - 1985
Howard Daniel Becker was a creative artist, Howard Daniel Becker was born in 1914 and died in 1985. Also born in 1914 and of this same generation are William S. Burroughs, Cynthia Ball, Ralph Fasanella, Anita Buy Fazzini, and Georges Boulmant.
Further Biographical Context for Howard Daniel Becker
Born in 1914, Howard Daniel Becker was largely inspired by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.