Carl Fårup Christensen

1918

Artist biography

Carl Fårup Christensen is a contemporary artist considered well established, Carl Fårup Christensen was born in 1918. Artists like Niels Mandrup Bruun, Myriam Bros, Harary Bergmann, William Barnett, and Jacques Arnaud were also born in 1918.

Further Biographical Context for Carl Fårup Christensen

Born in 1918, Carl Fårup Christensen's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, 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 stealthy 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.

Carl Fårup Christensen

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