Jean Joseph Ernest Communal

1911 - 1982

Artist biography

Jean Joseph Ernest Communal was a creative artist, Born in 1911, Jean Joseph Ernest Communal passed away in 1982. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Robert Bain, Will R. Barnet, Roberto Sebastian Matta, Roger Hilton, and Daniel Boza.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Joseph Ernest Communal

Jean Joseph Ernest Communal was born in 1911 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 power, 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 covert 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 Joseph Ernest Communal

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