Howard Kanovitz

1929 - 2009

Artist biography

Howard Kanovitz was a creative visual artist. Born in 1929, Howard Kanovitz passed away in 2009. Artists like Georgette De Groote-Tanghe, Angel Badia Camps, Andreu Alfaro, Vladimir Bobrov, and Walter Aicher were also born in 1929.

Further Biographical Context for Howard Kanovitz

Howard Kanovitz was born in 1929 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. 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 required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.