Oriel Edmund Bond
Oriel Edmund Bond is an established contemporary visual artist, Oriel Edmund Bond was born in 1911. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Manuel Gómez Baeza, Muhtar Aykin, Brett Weston, Karl Berger, and Marco Bertoldi.
Further Biographical Context for Oriel Edmund Bond
Oriel Edmund Bond was born in 1911 and was primarily 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 dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 assets 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.