François Chapuis

1928 - 2002

Artist biography

François Chapuis was a creative artist, François Chapuis was born in 1928 and died in 2002. Artists like Frank Borman, Chang Ping-Tang, Toto Bonanno, Mario Bianchi, and Alfredo Cifariello were also born in 1928.

Further Biographical Context for François Chapuis

Born in 1928, François Chapuis' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. 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 required 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

François Chapuis

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