Claude Le Baube

1919 - 2007

Artist biography

Claude Le Baube was a visual artist. Claude Le Baube was born in 1919 and died in 2007. Artists like Iris Hardcastle, Bill Bomar, Dorothy Hood, Leon Berkowitz, and He Zhuping were also born in 1919.

Further Biographical Context for Claude Le Baube

Claude Le Baube was born in 1919 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. 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 epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 stealthy 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.