Bert De Clerck


Artist biography

Bert De Clerck is an established contemporary visual artist, Bert De Clerck was born in 1912. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are John Squire Adams, Léo Arbour, Gudrun Arninge, Keith Vaughan, and Elena Abramyan.

Further Biographical Context for Bert De Clerck

Bert De Clerck was born in 1912 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.

Bert De Clerck

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