1912 - 2000
Fritz Boegli was a creative visual artist, Born in 1912, Fritz Boegli passed away in 2000. Artists like Bartolomeo Butori, Falke Bang, Jules Van Ael, Gudrun Arninge, and Francisco Zúñiga (P)* were also born in 1912.
Further Biographical Context for Fritz Boegli
Born in 1912, Fritz Boegli grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.