Alexander Böhm

1919

Artist biography

Alexander Böhm is regarded as a well established artist, Alexander Böhm was born in 1919. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Robert O. Preusser, Marit Guinness Aschan, Eva Atammik Keatainaq, Hidemi Asai, and Andreas Asproftas.

Further Biographical Context for Alexander Böhm

Alexander Böhm was born in 1919 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. Throughout 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 period. 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 covert 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.

Alexander Böhm

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