1928 · Canada
Pierre Clerk is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Canada. Pierre Clerk was born in 1928. Born in the same country and around the same year are Audrey Capel Doray, Greg Curnoe, Alex Colville and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
Pierre Clerk's exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Pierre Clerk
Pierre Clerk was born in 1928 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 unique paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.