George Enslin

1919 - 1972

Artist biography

George Enslin was a creative artist. George Enslin was born in 1919 and died in 1972. Artists like Quaraq Akulukjuk, Louis Boekhout, Roger Decaux, Joan Albert, and William Copley were also born in 1919.

Further Biographical Context for George Enslin

George Enslin was born in 1919 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable 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.

George Enslin

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