Georgy L. Chiganov

1925 - 1996

Artist biography

Georgy L. Chiganov was a visual artist, Georgy L. Chiganov, born in 1925, died in 1996. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lennart Olson, Bernardo Cid, Ed Van Der Elsken, Ottavio Bomben, and Toussaint Auguste.

Further Biographical Context for Georgy L. Chiganov

Georgy L. Chiganov was born in 1925 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 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.