Halina Centkiewicz-Michalska

1912 - 2007

Artist biography

Halina Centkiewicz-Michalska was an artist, Born in 1912, Halina Centkiewicz-Michalska passed away in 2007. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Martha Jane Bradford, Anita Clouts, Volker Böhringer, Inaco Biancalana, and Claude J. Crow.

Further Biographical Context for Halina Centkiewicz-Michalska

Born in 1912, Halina Centkiewicz-Michalska's creative work was primarily inspired 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 dominance, and epitomised 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 stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Halina Centkiewicz-Michalska

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