Paul-Lucien Bessin

1911 - 1953

Artist biography

Paul-Lucien Bessin was an artist, Born in 1911, Paul-Lucien Bessin passed away in 1953. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Anton E. K. Bakke, Osvaldo Borsani, Alexej Borutscheff, Paco Arias, and Eliot Elisofon.

Further Biographical Context for Paul-Lucien Bessin

Born in 1911, Paul-Lucien Bessin was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 assets 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.

Paul-Lucien Bessin

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