Ebbe Clemensen

1917 - 2003

Artist biography

Ebbe Clemensen was a creative visual artist, Ebbe Clemensen was born in 1917 and died in 2003. Also born in 1917 and of this same generation are Hamed Abdalla, Fernand Beck, Rivka Barer, Jacob Lawrence, and Jack Kirby.

Further Biographical Context for Ebbe Clemensen

Ebbe Clemensen was born in 1917 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. Throughout 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 characterised 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.

Ebbe Clemensen

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