Claire Chasanoff

1922 - 2018

Artist biography

Claire Chasanoff was a creative artist, Claire Chasanoff was born in 1922 and died in 2018. Artists Ted Croner, Jacques Barbacane, Suzana Bantas, Benjamin Creme, and Robert Broner are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Claire Chasanoff

Born in 1922, Claire Chasanoff was largely influenced by the 1930s. 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.