1916 - 1966
Chamras Kiethkong was a creative visual artist, Chamras Kiethkong was born in 1916 and died in 1966. Artists like James P. Bonelli, Frans De Bruycker, Cao Datie, Marcel Bodart, and Bi Ye were also born in 1916.
Further Biographical Context for Chamras Kiethkong
Born in 1916, Chamras Kiethkong was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 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 unique 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.