Chevis Delwin Clark


Artist biography

Chevis Delwin Clark is an established contemporary visual artist, Chevis Delwin Clark was born in 1922. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Pedro Alvarez, Bohuslav Burian, Karl Göte Bejemark, Jaime Bendersky, and Carl Corwin.

Further Biographical Context for Chevis Delwin Clark

Chevis Delwin Clark was born in 1922 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets 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.

Chevis Delwin Clark

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