Orville Norman Fisher
1911 - 1999
Orville Norman Fisher was a visual artist. Born in 1911, Orville Norman Fisher passed away in 1999. Artists Noël René Bidault, Will Barnet, Mary Cooper, Frantisek Vincenc Danihelka, and Wladyslaw T. Chmielinsky are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Orville Norman Fisher
Born in 1911, Orville Norman Fisher's creative work was primarily 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 epitomised 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 covert 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.