1929 - 2016
June Montgomery was a visual artist. June Montgomery was born in 1929 and died in 2016. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Augusto Barros Ferreira, Walter Dorin, Kitty French, Maurice Chot-Plassot, and Mauro Griotti.
Further Biographical Context for June Montgomery
Born in 1929, June Montgomery 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.