Ernst Hermanns

1914 - 2000

Artist biography

Ernst Hermanns was a visual artist. Born in 1914, Ernst Hermanns passed away in 2000. Artists Boleslaw Golski, Henri Chachoin, Diamandis Diamantopoulos, Elica Balla, and Francine Degreef are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ernst Hermanns

Ernst Hermanns was born in 1914 and was largely influenced 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 stealthy 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.

Ernst Hermanns

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