Jim Mickelson

1926 - 1998

Artist biography

Jim Mickelson was a creative visual artist. Born in 1926, Jim Mickelson passed away in 1998. Also born in 1926 and of this same generation are Jean-Louis Michel, Elisabeth Kremlinska, Jan Kowalczyk, Tiziano Cautero, and Rudy Autio.

Further Biographical Context for Jim Mickelson

Born in 1926, Jim Mickelson was primarily 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 power, 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets 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.

Jim Mickelson

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