Jean Corbet


Artist biography

Jean Corbet is seen as an established artist, Jean Corbet was born in 1926. Also born in 1926 and of this same generation are Chen Ruqin, Jeana Dale Bearce, Earl Beauchamp, Vivian Maier, and José Borlaf Rebollal.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Corbet

Born in 1926, Jean Corbet's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Jean Corbet

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