Marcel Combot

1913 - 2005

Artist biography

Marcel Combot was a visual artist, Marcel Combot was born in 1913 and died in 2005. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Marianne Appel, Tommaso Barbalonga, Albert Abelt, Albert H. Culverwell, and Karel Bleyenberg.

Further Biographical Context for Marcel Combot

Marcel Combot was born in 1913 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Marcel Combot

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