Harry Lüttger

1919 - 2005

Artist biography

Harry Lüttger was a visual artist. Born in 1919, Harry Lüttger passed away in 2005. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Anna Cyronek-Kalinowska, René Jean Caillette, Robert A. Heuel, Vladimir Gavrilovich Etinger, and Lode Eyckermans.

Further Biographical Context for Harry Lüttger

Born in 1919, Harry Lüttger grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 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.

Harry Lüttger

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