Heinz Klima

1924 - 1967

Artist biography

Heinz Klima was a visual artist. Born in 1924, Heinz Klima passed away in 1967. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ksenija Divjak, Julián Alangua, John Bageris, Stanislao Farri, and Vladimir Iosifovich Belyak.

Further Biographical Context for Heinz Klima

Born in 1924, Heinz Klima grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.