Georges Coulon

1914 - 1990

Artist biography

Georges Coulon was a visual artist, Georges Coulon, born in 1914, died in 1990. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Franklin Boggs, David Cox, Hawkins Bolden, Aleksandr Borisovic Baturin, and Mario Dinon.

Further Biographical Context for Georges Coulon

Born in 1914, Georges Coulon grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Georges Coulon

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