Jean Cambon

1912 - 2010

Artist biography

Jean Cambon was a visual artist, Jean Cambon was born in 1912 and died in 2010. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alfred Birdsey, Frank Brokenshaw, Brenda Chamberlain, Elena Abramyan, and Hans-Bruwn Bertelsen.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Cambon

Jean Cambon was born in 1912 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 required 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 unique 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.

Jean Cambon

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