Gudrun Sandal

1911 · Norway

Artist biography

Gudrun Sandal is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Norway, like other celebrated artists such as Anne-Kjersti Hermanrud, Broslo, Kari Dyrdal, Thomas Bremerstent, and Lars Aurtande. Gudrun Sandal was born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for Gudrun Sandal

Born in 1911, Gudrun Sandal was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 secret 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.