1913 - 1976
Clayton Charles was an artist, Born in 1913, Clayton Charles passed away in 1976. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Benjamin Baldwin, Nathan Lerner, Hans Beutler, Jerome Biederman, and Antonio Bonet.
Further Biographical Context for Clayton Charles
Born in 1913, Clayton Charles' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.