Isa Barnett

1924 - 2001

Artist biography

Isa Barnett was an artist, Born in 1924, Isa Barnett passed away in 2001. Artists George Segal, Kalman Aron, Sturtevant Estate, Hermann Barthruff, and Dorothea Bastanier are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Isa Barnett

Born in 1924, Isa Barnett was primarily inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Isa Barnett

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