Jean Cordet


Artist biography

Jean Cordet is seen as an established contemporary artist, Jean Cordet was born in 1910. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Roy Beddington, Inger Borchsenius, André Gabriel Bernadou, Chao Zhangfu, and Eleanor Curtis.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Cordet

Born in 1910, Jean Cordet was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 characterised 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 stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets 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 Cordet

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