1921 - 2003
Waistel Cooper was a visual artist, Born in 1921, Waistel Cooper passed away in 2003. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Toni Bordignon, Chen Qingye, Angelo Bozzola, Ilka Gedő, and Julio Aumente.
Further Biographical Context for Waistel Cooper
Born in 1921, Waistel Cooper was predominantly inspired by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 primary 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.