Bruce Barnden

1925 - 2009

Artist biography

Bruce Barnden was an artist, Bruce Barnden was born in 1925 and died in 2009. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jesse A. Fernàndez, Toussaint Auguste, José Abras, James Guitet, and Gustavo Torner.

Further Biographical Context for Bruce Barnden

Bruce Barnden was born in 1925 and was largely inspired 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 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 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.