Jac Boonen

1911 - 1968

Artist biography

Jac Boonen was an artist, Jac Boonen was born in 1911 and died in 1968. Artists Antonio Borsato, Romare Bearden, Hector Julio Paride Bernabo, Valerie Albiston, and Hendrikus Johannes Bramer are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jac Boonen

Jac Boonen was born in 1911, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Internationally 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Jac Boonen

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