Henri Batran


Artist biography

Henri Batran is an established artist, Henri Batran was born in 1928. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Klaus Arnold, Barbara G. Barth, Thornton Dial, Anna Mark, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Further Biographical Context for Henri Batran

Born in 1928, Henri Batran was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. 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 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 irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Henri Batran

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