John Robert Murray Mccheyne

1911 - 1982

Artist biography

John Robert Murray Mccheyne was an artist. John Robert Murray Mccheyne was born in 1911 and died in 1982. Artists like Arrigo Dreoni, Norman David Daly, Felix Adelantado, Elisabeth Merlicek, and Renato Guttuso were also born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for John Robert Murray Mccheyne

Born in 1911, John Robert Murray Mccheyne 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.

John Robert Murray Mccheyne

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