1926 - 2001
John Craig was a creative visual artist, Born in 1926, John Craig passed away in 2001. Artists like Robert S. Neuman, Kahtan Awni, Chen Keyan, Graham Coton, and Thaddeus Mosley were also born in 1926.
Further Biographical Context for John Craig
John Craig was born in 1926 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 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, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.