Arno Brys


Artist biography

Arno Brys is regarded as a well established artist, Arno Brys was born in 1928. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Alfons Franz Anders, Alden Baker, Albert York, Archie Byron, and Jean Depara.

Further Biographical Context for Arno Brys

Arno Brys was born in 1928 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Arno Brys

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