Leroy Morse

1913 - 1997

Artist biography

Leroy Morse was a visual artist. Born in 1913, Leroy Morse passed away in 1997. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Alexandre Hinkis, Nobuya Abe, Jerzy Marek, Kathleen M.H. Graham, and Aldo Mari.

Further Biographical Context for Leroy Morse

Leroy Morse was born in 1913 and 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 power, and characterised 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 secret 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.

Leroy Morse

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