Carl Alfred Grubert
1911 - 2001
Carl Alfred Grubert was a creative visual artist. Born in 1911, Carl Alfred Grubert passed away in 2001. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Emilio Burgos, Walter Dambacher, Peter Birkhäuser, Aline Gagnaire, and Fadela Amor.
Further Biographical Context for Carl Alfred Grubert
Carl Alfred Grubert was born in 1911 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. During 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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.