Bruce Beesley


Artist biography

Bruce Beesley is a contemporary artist considered well established, Bruce Beesley was born in 1925. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Andrea Camarelli, Aixinjueluo Yu'Er, Takis, Thomas Kapsalis , and The Estate Of Marcos Grigorian.

Further Biographical Context for Bruce Beesley

Born in 1925, Bruce Beesley's creative work was primarily 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 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.