Hubert Berchtold

1922 - 1983

Artist biography

Hubert Berchtold was a visual artist, Born in 1922, Hubert Berchtold passed away in 1983. Artists Alfred Broger, Esther Bubley, José Augusto, András Boroksa, and Gianni Bertini are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Hubert Berchtold

Hubert Berchtold was born in 1922, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Hubert Berchtold

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