Erzsébet Hikadi

1911 - 2008

Artist biography

Erzsébet Hikadi was a creative visual artist. Born in 1911, Erzsébet Hikadi passed away in 2008. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Allan Adolf Peter Hansen, Orville Norman Fisher, Huldreich Altorf, Luke Gwilliam, and Sam Atyeo.

Further Biographical Context for Erzsébet Hikadi

Born in 1911, Erzsébet Hikadi was largely inspired by the 1930s. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Erzsébet Hikadi

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