Edmond Bertreux

1911 - 1991

Artist biography

Edmond Bertreux was a visual artist, Edmond Bertreux was born in 1911 and died in 1991. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Charles Edwin Andrew, Arnold Alas, Eugene Leake, Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier, and Carl Hugo Beetz.

Further Biographical Context for Edmond Bertreux

Edmond Bertreux was born in 1911 and was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. 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 stealthy 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.

Edmond Bertreux

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