Ruth Dorn

1925 - 2004

Artist biography

Ruth Dorn was a visual artist. Ruth Dorn was born in 1925 and died in 2004. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mário Alberto, Mauro Borja Lopes, The Estate Of Marcos Grigorian, Jarmila Cihankova-Semianova, and Halina Dabrowska.

Further Biographical Context for Ruth Dorn

Born in 1925, Ruth Dorn's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Ruth Dorn