Louisa Medina


Artist biography

Louisa Medina was an artist. Louisa Medina was born in 1911. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Frank H. Jefferis, Pieter Herfst, Eric Bach, Einar Alfred Eikri, and Olive Edith Cotton.

Further Biographical Context for Louisa Medina

Louisa Medina was born in 1911 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Louisa Medina

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