Alexandra Cerné

1925

Artist biography

Alexandra Cerné is regarded as a well established artist, Alexandra Cerné was born in 1925. Artists James Juthstrom, Mikael Botscharov, Merz Mario, Robert Brennan, and Jack Britten are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Alexandra Cerné

Alexandra Cerné was born in 1925 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between 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 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.