Pentti Melanen

1917 - 2003

Artist biography

Pentti Melanen was a visual artist. Born in 1917, Pentti Melanen passed away in 2003. Artists like Huang Oubo, Inga Richard, Morris Farid, Edna Plotkin Hibel, and Molly Bullock were also born in 1917.

Further Biographical Context for Pentti Melanen

Born in 1917, Pentti Melanen was predominantly inspired by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era assumed a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would conclude in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social uproar that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.

Pentti Melanen

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