1911 - 2008
Rosemary Allan was a creative visual artist, Rosemary Allan was born in 1911 and died in 2008. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Francisco Alvarez Ariaz, Patricia Bott Allen, Muhtar Aykin, Carl Christian Angelo, and Bernice Berkman.
Further Biographical Context for Rosemary Allan
Born in 1911, Rosemary Allan was primarily influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.