Leon Gordon Miller

1917 - 1985

Artist biography

Leon Gordon Miller was a creative artist. Leon Gordon Miller was born in 1917 and died in 1985. Artists Mary Bowling, Dorothy Duval, Nat Kaz, Eduard Bachmann, and Roger Emile Greisch are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leon Gordon Miller

Leon Gordon Miller was born in 1917 and was predominantly inspired creatively 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 stealthy 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.

Leon Gordon Miller

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