Virginia Mae Eveleth Brockett


Artist biography

Virginia Mae Eveleth Brockett is an established contemporary visual artist, Virginia Mae Eveleth Brockett was born in 1910. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Marion Butler, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, James Penney, Arthur Sharland Boothroyd, and Felipe Archuleta.

Further Biographical Context for Virginia Mae Eveleth Brockett

Virginia Mae Eveleth Brockett was born in 1910 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Virginia Mae Eveleth Brockett

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