1928 - 2007
Joy Biddle was a creative visual artist, Joy Biddle, born in 1928, died in 2007. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Takashi Asada, Shoona Aragutak, Martha Tiktaq Anautalik, William Hooper Anstice Brown, and Cloete Breytenbach.
Further Biographical Context for Joy Biddle
Joy Biddle was born in 1928 and was predominantly 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.