1912 - 2005
Lucien Dubreil was a creative artist. Born in 1912, Lucien Dubreil passed away in 2005. Artists like Wladimir Bitschkowsky, Charles Demetropoulos, Ida Binney, Ida Kohlmeyer, and Nicolas Schöffer were also born in 1912.
Further Biographical Context for Lucien Dubreil
Born in 1912, Lucien Dubreil's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 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.