George Crystal Chrys

1916 - 1972

Artist biography

George Crystal Chrys was a creative visual artist, Born in 1916, George Crystal Chrys passed away in 1972. Artists like Tilottama Basu, Jimmy Raskin, Cornelis Bol, Shoshany Achiam, and Bao Zunpeng were also born in 1916.

Further Biographical Context for George Crystal Chrys

George Crystal Chrys was born in 1916 and was primarily influenced 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 power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. 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.

George Crystal Chrys

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