Egils Hermanovskis

1918 - 1992

Artist biography

Egils Hermanovskis was a creative visual artist. Egils Hermanovskis was born in 1918 and died in 1992. Also born in 1918 and of this same generation are Davira Fisher, Pictor Cheremnykh, Paul Feiler, Peter Noel Lawson Winterhalter Aspell, and Masato Aki.

Further Biographical Context for Egils Hermanovskis

Egils Hermanovskis was born in 1918 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. 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 dominance, 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 secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Egils Hermanovskis

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