Ken Cuthbert

1929

Artist biography

Ken Cuthbert is an established contemporary artist, Ken Cuthbert was born in 1929. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jeanne Norman Chase, Juan Amadeo Calle Alberdi, Vladimir Bobrov, Chen Yet-Sen, and Theodor Banik.

Further Biographical Context for Ken Cuthbert

Born in 1929, Ken Cuthbert grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.

Ken Cuthbert

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