Bethane Carpenter

1910 - 2006

Artist biography

Bethane Carpenter was an artist, Bethane Carpenter, born in 1910, died in 2006. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Jose Blanco Del Pueyo, Fernando Alba Aldave, Franciszek Burkiewicz, Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, and Quentin Bell.

Further Biographical Context for Bethane Carpenter

Bethane Carpenter was born in 1910 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised 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 covert 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.

Bethane Carpenter

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