Jean Guyard


Artist biography

Jean Guyard was a creative visual artist. Jean Guyard was born in 1917. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Károly Engel, Evgeniy Pavlovich Egorov, Anna Dmitryievna Cherednichenko, Viktor Berg, and Jeanne Bouret.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Guyard

Born in 1917, Jean Guyard was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of 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 strategy 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, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Jean Guyard

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