John Barnicoat

1924 - 2013

Artist biography

John Barnicoat was an artist, John Barnicoat, born in 1924, died in 2013. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Francesc Bernaldo, Boris Lurie, Dorothy Arnold, Dhirendranath Brahma, and Elizabeth Adams.

Further Biographical Context for John Barnicoat

Born in 1924, John Barnicoat was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 needed 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 rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

John Barnicoat