Lucien E. Abrams


Artist biography

Lucien E. Abrams is regarded as a well established artist, Lucien E. Abrams was born in 1921. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Albert Bertelsen, Jean Abadie, William Brice, Galina Gavrilovna Azgur, and Anne Truitt.

Further Biographical Context for Lucien E. Abrams

Born in 1921, Lucien E. Abrams' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Lucien E. Abrams

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