Thomas P. Blagden

1911 - 2010

Artist biography

Thomas P. Blagden was an artist, Thomas P. Blagden was born in 1911 and died in 2010. Artists like Jean Amblard, Arturo Buchetti, Hector Julio Paride Bernabo, John Rowland Barker, and Matta were also born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas P. Blagden

Born in 1911, Thomas P. Blagden was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.

Thomas P. Blagden

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