Joan Bullock Morrell


Artist biography

Joan Bullock Morrell was a creative visual artist. Joan Bullock Morrell was born in 1928. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gerald S. Hawkins, Valentin Andreyevich Galochkin, Silvestras Dziaukstas, Eugene Francis Bunker, and George Gately Gallagher.

Further Biographical Context for Joan Bullock Morrell

Born in 1928, Joan Bullock Morrell's creative work was largely 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 assets 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.

Joan Bullock Morrell

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