Zillah Binder

1919 - 1987

Artist biography

Zillah Binder was a creative artist, Zillah Binder, born in 1919, died in 1987. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are André Gamet, Charles Bech, Maj Arnell, Nancy Ballantine Dykes, and Arthur Apajo.

Further Biographical Context for Zillah Binder

Zillah Binder was born in 1919 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. During 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 epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.