Bohuslav Burian

1922 - 1989

Artist biography

Bohuslav Burian was a creative artist, Born in 1922, Bohuslav Burian passed away in 1989. Artists Black Joe Jackson, Gesner Abelard, Richard Hamilton, Bettina Brendel-Spitzer, and Paul Antoine are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bohuslav Burian

Bohuslav Burian was born in 1922 and was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of 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 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 irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Bohuslav Burian

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