Henrik Buch

1917 - 1993

Artist biography

Henrik Buch was a creative artist, Henrik Buch was born in 1917 and died in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Antonín Barák, Eduardo Anahory, Eugenia Antipova, Dik Browne, and Oswald Arndt.

Further Biographical Context for Henrik Buch

Born in 1917, Henrik Buch 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 covert 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.

Henrik Buch

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