Jean-Jacques Balitran


Artist biography

Jean-Jacques Balitran is seen as an established contemporary artist, Jean-Jacques Balitran was born in 1930. Artists Vladimir Andreenkov, Adamie Alariaq, Robert Ryman, André Adam, and Onesimo Anciones are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Jacques Balitran

Jean-Jacques Balitran was born in 1930 and was predominantly inspired creatively 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 dominance, 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 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-Jacques Balitran

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