1914 - 1995
Marie-Madeleine Deckers was a creative artist. Marie-Madeleine Deckers was born in 1914 and died in 1995. Artists like William Ian Brinkworth, Jolan Cser, Alice Danciger, Chen Yijing, and Giovanni Barbisan were also born in 1914.
Further Biographical Context for Marie-Madeleine Deckers
Marie-Madeleine Deckers was born in 1914 and was largely inspired 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 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 stealthy 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.