Harry Disberg

1921

Artist biography

Harry Disberg was an artist. Harry Disberg was born in 1921. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Jane Botsford Armstrong, Jaroslav Baumbruck, Richard Billmeier, Günter Bieling, and João Aires.

Further Biographical Context for Harry Disberg

Harry Disberg was born in 1921 and was largely 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 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.

Harry Disberg

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