Dimitry J. Chamin

1925 - 1993

Artist biography

Dimitry J. Chamin was a visual artist, Dimitry J. Chamin, born in 1925, died in 1993. Artists like Federica Bonay, Mikael Botscharov, Roger Baker, Renato Balestra, and Jean Buckley were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Dimitry J. Chamin

Dimitry J. Chamin was born in 1925 and was largely inspired creatively 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary 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.

Dimitry J. Chamin

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