Sverre Eklund

1924

Artist biography

Sverre Eklund was a creative visual artist. Sverre Eklund was born in 1924. Artists Théodore Cuperus, Lidia Arkhipova, Inji Efflatoun, Geneviève Couteau, and Stefan Breuling are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Sverre Eklund

Sverre Eklund was born in 1924 and was largely influenced creatively 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 power, and epitomised 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.

Sverre Eklund

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