Andreas Christensen is an established contemporary artist, Andreas Christensen was born in 1926. Artists Jordi Bernaus, Namoonai Ashoona, Erna Antunes, René Brochard, and Georg Karl Pfahler are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Andreas Christensen
Born in 1926, Andreas Christensen was primarily influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of 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 unique paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.