Dirk De Herder
1914 - 2003
Dirk De Herder was a creative visual artist. Dirk De Herder was born in 1914 and died in 2003. Artists Norman Blamey, Harold Greenhill, Enric Clusellas Alberti, Gino Guidi, and Wyn Casbolt are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Dirk De Herder
Born in 1914, Dirk De Herder was largely influenced 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 dominance, and epitomised 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 secret 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.