Jean-Pierre Calteux

1911 - 1983

Artist biography

Jean-Pierre Calteux was an artist, Jean-Pierre Calteux, born in 1911, died in 1983. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Brown Head, Osvaldo Borsani, Bernard J.W. Bowerman, Joseph Edward Bagshawe Mattei, and Jean Joseph Ernest Communal.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Pierre Calteux

Born in 1911, Jean-Pierre Calteux was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.