Harold Black


Artist biography

Harold Black is an established contemporary visual artist, Harold Black was born in 1913. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Finn Bentsen, Frank Barry, Christine Aldor, Joachim Albrecht, and George Cohen.

Further Biographical Context for Harold Black

Harold Black was born in 1913 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required 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 rare 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.

Harold Black

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