Bruno Bischofberger


Artist biography

Bruno Bischofberger is an established contemporary visual artist, Bruno Bischofberger was born in 1926. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Murphy Anderson, Claude Autenheimer, John Arends, Brigitte Appleby, and Aníbal Alcino.

Further Biographical Context for Bruno Bischofberger

Born in 1926, Bruno Bischofberger was primarily 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 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 covert 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.

Bruno Bischofberger

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