Charles Creyne


Artist biography

Charles Creyne is seen as an established artist, Charles Creyne was born in 1924. Artists Hans Bogaert, Gerardo Albano, Arthur Armstrong, Ute Brinckmann-Schmolling, and Robert B. Blue are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Creyne

Born in 1924, Charles Creyne was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Charles Creyne

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