1917 - 1965
Gérard Hofman was a creative visual artist. Born in 1917, Gérard Hofman passed away in 1965. Also born in 1917 and of this same generation are Gamal El-Seguini, Rudolf Dodenhoff, Ethel Halval-Andersson, James Bostock, and Joseph Fereday.
Further Biographical Context for Gérard Hofman
Gérard Hofman was born in 1917 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.