George Angliss

1921 - 1991

Artist biography

George Angliss was an artist, George Angliss was born in 1921 and died in 1991. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Joe Stefanelli, William Brice, Seydou Keita, John Latham, and Constantine Arvanites.

Further Biographical Context for George Angliss

George Angliss was born in 1921 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. 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 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 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.