Gertrude Halsband

1917 - 1981

Artist biography

Gertrude Halsband was a visual artist. Gertrude Halsband was born in 1917 and died in 1981. Artists like Jean-Pierre Geoffroy Dechaume, Yvan Beltrame, Pieter D'Hont, Maria De Las Mercedes Paredes, and Heinrich Böll were also born in 1917.

Further Biographical Context for Gertrude Halsband

Born in 1917, Gertrude Halsband's creative work was predominantly inspired 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Gertrude Halsband

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