Alan Bengall Charlton
1913 - 1981
Alan Bengall Charlton was an artist, Alan Bengall Charlton was born in 1913 and died in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alfejs Bromulds, Hugo Jacobus Maria Brouwer, Gordon Clifford Barlow, Erik Abrahamsson, and Frederick Ernest Banbery.
Further Biographical Context for Alan Bengall Charlton
Born in 1913, Alan Bengall Charlton was predominantly inspired by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant 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 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.