Mary Cooper

1911

Artist biography

Mary Cooper is an established contemporary artist, Mary Cooper was born in 1911. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Victor Brockdorff, Patricia Bott Allen, Paulusi Angmarlik, Ivan Beltrame, and Candido Costa Pinto.

Further Biographical Context for Mary Cooper

Mary Cooper was born in 1911 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Mary Cooper

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