Elliott Walter Berman


Artist biography

Elliott Walter Berman is seen as an established artist, Elliott Walter Berman was born in 1913. Artists like Almar Arwidson, Aristide Banfi, Pierre Wemaëre, Albert Abelt, and Boulnois De Chelles were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Elliott Walter Berman

Born in 1913, Elliott Walter Berman was primarily inspired by the 1930s. 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 period. 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.

Elliott Walter Berman

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