Joseph Maxwell

1924

Artist biography

Joseph Maxwell was an artist. Joseph Maxwell was born in 1924. Artists Krome Barratt, Erich Koch, Georges Michel Kokkinos, Nina Holton, and Robert Cato are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Maxwell

Born in 1924, Joseph Maxwell was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Joseph Maxwell

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