1924 - 1988
Kenneth Barden was a creative visual artist, Born in 1924, Kenneth Barden passed away in 1988. Artists Fernando Zóbel, Géo Bordier-Vincent, Eduardo Paolozzi, Carl Bastini, and Dorothea Bastanier are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Kenneth Barden
Kenneth Barden was born in 1924 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many 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, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.