Joan Patricia Carter

1923 - 2015

Artist biography

Joan Patricia Carter was a visual artist, Joan Patricia Carter, born in 1923, died in 2015. Artists Sam Francis (P)*, Bernard Clavel, Hanna Brenken, Diane Arbus, and Zofia Artymowska are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Joan Patricia Carter

Born in 1923, Joan Patricia Carter was primarily influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Joan Patricia Carter

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