Lambertus Johan Camphuis

1917 - 1985

Artist biography

Lambertus Johan Camphuis was a creative visual artist, Lambertus Johan Camphuis was born in 1917 and died in 1985. Also born in 1917 and of this same generation are Giani Castiglioni, Fred Bees, Ton Beukert, Leo Matiz, and Oswald Arndt.

Further Biographical Context for Lambertus Johan Camphuis

Lambertus Johan Camphuis was born in 1917 and was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary 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.

Lambertus Johan Camphuis

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