Faeq Hassan

1914 - 1992

Artist biography

Faeq Hassan was a visual artist. Faeq Hassan was born in 1914 and died in 1992. Artists Leonard J. Ahneman, Hubert Globisch, Anita Fazzini, Margaret Flinsch Buba, and Else Hagen are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Faeq Hassan

Faeq Hassan was born in 1914 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 treasures 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.

Faeq Hassan

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