Jean Commere

1920 - 1986

Artist biography

Jean Commere was a creative visual artist, Born in 1920, Jean Commere passed away in 1986. Artists Ernesto Bao-Garrido, Artur Manuel Cruzeiro Seixas, Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, Hugues Brehat, and Feliciano Bejar Ruiz are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Commere

Jean Commere was born in 1920 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s predominant 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 primary 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.

Jean Commere

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