James Peter Barbarite

1912 - 1990

Artist biography

James Peter Barbarite was a visual artist, James Peter Barbarite, born in 1912, died in 1990. Artists like Alexander Alkhovsky, Keith Vaughan, Agnès Martin, Stern J. Bramson, and Arnold Burchess were also born in 1912.

Further Biographical Context for James Peter Barbarite

Born in 1912, James Peter Barbarite was primarily influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.

James Peter Barbarite

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