James R. Colway

1920

Artist biography

James R. Colway is a contemporary artist considered well established, James R. Colway was born in 1920. Artists Ray Bradbury, James Alder, Jan Van Bloppoel, Romeo Borja Enriquez, and Rafael Bataller Giralt are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for James R. Colway

Born in 1920, James R. Colway was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

James R. Colway

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