William Broughton Bush

1911 - 1960

Artist biography

William Broughton Bush was a creative artist, William Broughton Bush, born in 1911, died in 1960. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lowell Wavel Alden, Alexej Borutscheff, Mogens Bjorn-Andersen, Patricia Bott Allen, and Otto Bruderer.

Further Biographical Context for William Broughton Bush

Born in 1911, William Broughton Bush's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including 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 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 which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

William Broughton Bush

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