Eilif Amundsen

1930 · Norway

Artist biography

Eilif Amundsen is an established artist, who originates from Norway. Eilif Amundsen was born in 1930. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kjartan Slettemark, Iver Jåks and Nils Sigurd Aas.

Eilif Amundsen's Gallery representation

Eilif Amundsen's work is on display at Galleri K located in Oslo, Norway.

Further Biographical Context for Eilif Amundsen

Born in 1930, Eilif Amundsen was primarily influenced 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 power, 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 covert 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.

Eilif Amundsen

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