Margaret Prosser Allen


Artist biography

Margaret Prosser Allen is seen as an established artist, Margaret Prosser Allen was born in 1913. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Haim Moshe Amouyal, Fritz Angerer, Helge Andersson, Etienne-Martin, and Peter Stackpole.

Further Biographical Context for Margaret Prosser Allen

Born in 1913, Margaret Prosser Allen's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable 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.

Margaret Prosser Allen