1917 - 2012
Gerda Christofferson was a creative artist, Gerda Christofferson was born in 1917 and died in 2012. Artists like Sirkka Ahlskog, Mikhail Konstantinovich Anikushin, Carl Frederick Austen, Rivka Barer, and Syd Solomon were also born in 1917.
Further Biographical Context for Gerda Christofferson
Gerda Christofferson was born in 1917, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading political philosophies - 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.