1926 - 1993
Claude Croney was a creative visual artist, Claude Croney was born in 1926 and died in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Nevzat Akoral, Fernando Lemos, Pomodoro Arnaldo, Gina Pellon, and Theresia Bader.
Further Biographical Context for Claude Croney
Born in 1926, Claude Croney grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.