1912 - 1995
Edward Hergelroth was a creative visual artist. Edward Hergelroth was born in 1912 and died in 1995. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jacqueline Couve De Murville, Aldo Arcangeli, Lucien Dubreil, José Baqué Ximénez, and William Franklin Draper.
Further Biographical Context for Edward Hergelroth
Edward Hergelroth was born in 1912 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.