Marion Butler

1910 - 1944

Artist biography

Marion Butler was a creative artist, Marion Butler was born in 1910 and died in 1944. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Adam Brandau, Auseklis Bauskenieks, José Carmelo Arcidiacono, Edmond Betschen, and Eileen Berndt.

Further Biographical Context for Marion Butler

Born in 1910, Marion Butler's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Marion Butler

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