Elwyn Chamberlain

1927 - 2014

Artist biography

Elwyn Chamberlain was a creative artist, Born in 1927, Elwyn Chamberlain passed away in 2014. Also born in 1927 and of this same generation are Ruth Baderian, Fred Thomas Martin, Hendrick Magdalenus Bruna, Jean Bratby, and Stefan Berdak.

Further Biographical Context for Elwyn Chamberlain

Elwyn Chamberlain was born in 1927 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. 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 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 secret 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.

Elwyn Chamberlain

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