Laura B. Fenwick Martin


Artist biography

Laura B. Fenwick Martin was a creative visual artist. Laura B. Fenwick Martin was born in 1912. Artists like Chingiz Gabdurakhmanovich Akhmarov, John Lewis, Joy Barnes, Giulio Cargnelutti, and Ludovic Klimek were also born in 1912.

Further Biographical Context for Laura B. Fenwick Martin

Born in 1912, Laura B. Fenwick Martin's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and epitomised 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Laura B. Fenwick Martin

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