Gajanan Sawlaram Haldankar

1912 - 1981

Artist biography

Gajanan Sawlaram Haldankar was a creative artist. Gajanan Sawlaram Haldankar was born in 1912 and died in 1981. Artists like Egidio Constantini, Hebe Daum, Miller G. Brittain, Josef Dohnal, and Elisabeth Baumeister-Bühler were also born in 1912.

Further Biographical Context for Gajanan Sawlaram Haldankar

Gajanan Sawlaram Haldankar was born in 1912 and was largely influenced creatively 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 dominance, and epitomised 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 covert 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.

Gajanan Sawlaram Haldankar

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