Françoise Cauterman

1913

Artist biography

Françoise Cauterman is an established contemporary artist, Françoise Cauterman was born in 1913. Artists Bertha Coenen, Harold Black, Bert Hardy, Fritz Blumenthal, and Elliott Walter Berman are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Françoise Cauterman

Françoise Cauterman was born in 1913 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. Throughout 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.

Françoise Cauterman

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