Jan Cuppen

1930

Artist biography

Jan Cuppen is seen as an established contemporary artist, Jan Cuppen was born in 1930. Artists like Anthony Cardoso, Stefan Bertalan, Richard Blomfield, Wlodimierz Borowski, and Hans Joseph Wilhelm Becker were also born in 1930.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Cuppen

Born in 1930, Jan Cuppen was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading 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 proposal 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 of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Jan Cuppen

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