1916 - 2010
Tom Bass was an artist, Tom Bass was born in 1916 and died in 2010. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arthur John Bridgeman, Piero Antonelli, Georgette Beljon, Enrico Arvati, and Florence Brown Eden.
Further Biographical Context for Tom Bass
Born in 1916, Tom Bass' creative work was primarily influenced 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 assets 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.