1921 - 2002
Cecile Crombeke was a creative artist, Cecile Crombeke was born in 1921 and died in 2002. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Julius Balogh, Gianfranco Borsa, Karel Appel, Walter Blümel, and Poek Burmann.
Further Biographical Context for Cecile Crombeke
Born in 1921, Cecile Crombeke was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of 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 strategy 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 ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.