Jose Fernandez Cygne


Artist biography

Jose Fernandez Cygne is a contemporary artist considered well established, Jose Fernandez Cygne was born in 1929. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lucio Muñoz, Elisabeth Altenrichter-Dicke, Claes Oldenburg, Emili Bonet, and Jacques Aslanian.

Further Biographical Context for Jose Fernandez Cygne

Born in 1929, Jose Fernandez Cygne's creative work was primarily inspired 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 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.

Jose Fernandez Cygne

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