Lennart Johan Ragnar Liljegren


Artist biography

Lennart Johan Ragnar Liljegren was an artist. Lennart Johan Ragnar Liljegren was born in 1915. Also born in 1915 and of this same generation are Solomonovich Hrustalyova, Lynette Arouni, Paul Boudot, Michiel Gloeckner, and Kálmán Csabai.

Further Biographical Context for Lennart Johan Ragnar Liljegren

Lennart Johan Ragnar Liljegren was born in 1915 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant political philosophies - 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 plan 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 of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Lennart Johan Ragnar Liljegren

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