Ranice Birch is an established contemporary artist, Ranice Birch was born in 1915. Also born in 1915 and of this same generation are Cor Basart, Luis Brihuega Gorrochategui, Antoni Batllori Jofré, Gérard Ambrosetti, and Yram Allets.
Further Biographical Context for Ranice Birch
Born in 1915, Ranice Birch's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. 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 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.