Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev

1926

Artist biography

Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev is an established artist, Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev was born in 1926. Artists Fred W. Mcdarrah, Fran?Ois Morellet, Ida Wyman, Fernando Lemos, and Carlo Zauli are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev

Born in 1926, Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev

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