Grigori Lazarevich Chepets
1916 - 1981
Grigori Lazarevich Chepets was a creative artist, Grigori Lazarevich Chepets, born in 1916, died in 1981. Also born in 1916 and of this same generation are Dante Cola, André Bay, Laura Elizabeth Arnold, Douglas Auburn, and Arthur John Bridgeman.
Further Biographical Context for Grigori Lazarevich Chepets
Grigori Lazarevich Chepets was born in 1916, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.