Jean Courtade

1910

Artist biography

Jean Courtade is seen as an established contemporary artist, Jean Courtade was born in 1910. Artists like David Ludwig Bloch, Chen Te-Wang, Nelly Bär, Roberto Berdecio, and James W. Brook were also born in 1910.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Courtade

Jean Courtade was born in 1910 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 Courtade

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