Marcel Cockx

1930 - 2007

Artist biography

Marcel Cockx was a creative artist, Marcel Cockx was born in 1930 and died in 2007. Artists like William John Kennedy, Gregory Corso, Don Dudley, Gerard Jurgen Blum Kwiatkowski, and Elfriede Breitenbach were also born in 1930.

Further Biographical Context for Marcel Cockx

Born in 1930, Marcel Cockx was largely 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 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 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.

Marcel Cockx

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