Geo Hoettrich

1913 - 1967

Artist biography

Geo Hoettrich was a creative visual artist. Born in 1913, Geo Hoettrich passed away in 1967. Artists Gustave Cousin, Ernest Husmann, Elisabeth Gordon Chandler, Elie Bernadac, and Eugene Harris are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Geo Hoettrich

Geo Hoettrich was born in 1913 and was primarily 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 power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. 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.

Geo Hoettrich

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