Jade Fon Woo
1911 - 1983
Jade Fon Woo was a visual artist. Jade Fon Woo was born in 1911 and died in 1983. Artists John William Smith Cox, Roland Brice, José Manuel Cruxent, Eileen Costello, and Ove Holm Bjoerkhaug are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Jade Fon Woo
Born in 1911, Jade Fon Woo's creative work was primarily influenced 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 power, 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 secret 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.