Betty Christensen

1915 - 1993

Artist biography

Betty Christensen was a creative artist, Betty Christensen, born in 1915, died in 1993. Also born in 1915 and of this same generation are Angelo Cogliati, Alfred Levy Alvy, Raúl Anguiano Valadez, Pierre Brun, and Veronica Berdick.

Further Biographical Context for Betty Christensen

Betty Christensen was born in 1915 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Betty Christensen

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