1929 - 1994
Hans Christen was an artist, Hans Christen was born in 1929 and died in 1994. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Christo Coetzee, Erich Brauer, Eugène Blocaille, Augustin Chevalier, and Antoine Augros.
Further Biographical Context for Hans Christen
Hans Christen was born in 1929, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.