Karl-Johan Magnusson was a creative visual artist. Karl-Johan Magnusson was born in 1924. Artists like Josef Brecht, Jerome Allan Donson, Guido Di Fidio, Lipa Burd, and Hellmuth Huth were also born in 1924.
Further Biographical Context for Karl-Johan Magnusson
Born in 1924, Karl-Johan Magnusson's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. 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 proposal 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, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.