Hilde Frodl

1911 - 1979

Artist biography

Hilde Frodl was a creative visual artist. Hilde Frodl was born in 1911 and died in 1979. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Carola Andries, Lore Buschbeck, Alex Topp (Topchevsky), Ernest Hidderly Fairhurst, and Juozas Bagdonas.

Further Biographical Context for Hilde Frodl

Born in 1911, Hilde Frodl grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.