Étienne Leon Joseph Caron


Artist biography

Étienne Leon Joseph Caron is seen as an established contemporary artist, Étienne Leon Joseph Caron was born in 1921. Artists like Edouard Chapallaz, Carl Adolph Büchner, Étienne Leon Joseph Caron, Nelly Andrikopoulou, and Chilbong Cheon were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for Étienne Leon Joseph Caron

Étienne Leon Joseph Caron was born in 1921, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Étienne Leon Joseph Caron

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