Francis Hamabe

1917 - 2002

Artist biography

Francis Hamabe was a creative artist. Francis Hamabe was born in 1917 and died in 2002. Artists like Hugh Brandon-Cox, Ben Banay, Angelina Alós, Janina Grabska, and Jean Guyard were also born in 1917.

Further Biographical Context for Francis Hamabe

Francis Hamabe was born in 1917 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Francis Hamabe

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