Gerard Héman

1914 - 1992

Artist biography

Gerard Héman was a creative artist. Gerard Héman was born in 1914 and died in 1992. Also born in 1914 and of this same generation are Frances Poe, Renato Donigatti, Ernestina Azlor, Eugene George Canade, and Herzl Emanuel.

Further Biographical Context for Gerard Héman

Born in 1914, Gerard Héman's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Gerard Héman

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