Houston Chandler

1914

Artist biography

Houston Chandler is regarded as a well established artist, Houston Chandler was born in 1914. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Jan J. Schoonhoven, Rexford Elson Brandt, Lucien Ardenne, and Ali Baumgarten.

Further Biographical Context for Houston Chandler

Houston Chandler was born in 1914, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Houston Chandler

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