1915 - 1997
Fritz Hoffmann was a creative artist. Fritz Hoffmann was born in 1915 and died in 1997. Also born in 1915 and of this same generation are John Rogers Cox, Robert Howard Blue, Raden Basoeki Abdullah, Mario Giansone, and Dudley Holland.
Further Biographical Context for Fritz Hoffmann
Born in 1915, Fritz Hoffmann was predominantly 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 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.