Patricia Bott Allen
Patricia Bott Allen is regarded as a well established artist, Patricia Bott Allen was born in 1911. Artists Romare Bearden, Erik Alsmark, Jean Appleton, Bernice Berkman, and Muriel Archer are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Patricia Bott Allen
Patricia Bott Allen was born in 1911, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of many 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 proposal 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.