Finn Bentsen

1913

Artist biography

Finn Bentsen is regarded as a well established artist, Finn Bentsen was born in 1913. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Amadeu Asensi, Antonie Frederik Jacobus Buytendijk, Stefan Słocki, Lee Jr. Atkyns, and José Alberti Corominas.

Further Biographical Context for Finn Bentsen

Finn Bentsen was born in 1913 and was largely inspired creatively 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 characterised 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 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.