Ingrid Årfelt

1923 - 1999

Artist biography

Ingrid Årfelt was a creative artist, Born in 1923, Ingrid Årfelt passed away in 1999. Artists Antoni Tapies, Jack Welpott, Jerzy Nowosielski, Jesus Rafael Soto, and Tapies Antoni are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ingrid Årfelt

Ingrid Årfelt was born in 1923 and was largely inspired 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 dominance, and characterised 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 secret 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.