Andrey Sergeevich Bantikov

1914 - 2001

Artist biography

Andrey Sergeevich Bantikov was a creative artist, Andrey Sergeevich Bantikov, born in 1914, died in 2001. Artists like Jiri Kolar, O. Winston Link, Paul Artus, Antonio Arias Bernal, and Glen Earl Alps were also born in 1914.

Further Biographical Context for Andrey Sergeevich Bantikov

Andrey Sergeevich Bantikov was born in 1914 and was largely 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 dominance, 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 stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Andrey Sergeevich Bantikov

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