John Mac Clelland

1919

Artist biography

John Mac Clelland was a creative artist. John Mac Clelland was born in 1919. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Dan Weiner, Evelyn Faherty, Jacqueline Hick, Adolphe Decamps, and George Enslin.

Further Biographical Context for John Mac Clelland

John Mac Clelland was born in 1919 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant 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 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.

John Mac Clelland

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