Karl Stanley Benjamin

1925 - 2012

Artist biography

Karl Stanley Benjamin was a creative visual artist, Karl Stanley Benjamin, born in 1925, died in 2012. Artists like Björn Blomberg, Ernst Burgdorfer, Ely Mihajlovich Beljutin, Dina Gustin Baker, and Tatarenko Alexander Alexandrovich were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Karl Stanley Benjamin

Karl Stanley Benjamin was born in 1925 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Karl Stanley Benjamin

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