Ethel Halval-Andersson


Artist biography

Ethel Halval-Andersson was a creative visual artist. Ethel Halval-Andersson was born in 1917. Artists like Torbjorn Afdal, Cai Guangyuan, Josephine Burns, Anthon Helmersberg, and Juan Bandera Perez were also born in 1917.

Further Biographical Context for Ethel Halval-Andersson

Born in 1917, Ethel Halval-Andersson was largely influenced by the 1930s. Throughout 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 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.

Ethel Halval-Andersson

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