Gene Hedge

1928

Artist biography

Gene Hedge was a creative visual artist. Gene Hedge was born in 1928. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Henri Batran, Rátkay Endre, Luis Cienfuegos García, Denis Cameron, and Aldo Colo'.

Further Biographical Context for Gene Hedge

Gene Hedge was born in 1928 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 proposal 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, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Gene Hedge

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