Jenne Magafan

1916 - 1952

Artist biography

Jenne Magafan was a creative visual artist. Born in 1916, Jenne Magafan passed away in 1952. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Antonio Lago, Henri Laville, Mary Borkowski, Hu Shuang'An, and Johnny Tulakpik Alaku.

Further Biographical Context for Jenne Magafan

Born in 1916, Jenne Magafan was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.

Jenne Magafan

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