Barbara Bernhardt


Artist biography

Barbara Bernhardt is regarded as a well established artist, Barbara Bernhardt was born in 1913. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Ciro Agnetti, Edoardo Alfieri, Aixinjueluo Puquan, Celestino Alves, and Angelo Bragalini.

Further Biographical Context for Barbara Bernhardt

Barbara Bernhardt was born in 1913 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. 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 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.