Johann Albrecht Cropp


Artist biography

Johann Albrecht Cropp is seen as an established contemporary artist, Johann Albrecht Cropp was born in 1927. Artists like Poul L. Andersen, Ryuji Tanaka, Mikhail Akinshin, Irene Clark, and Giuseppe Banchieri were also born in 1927.

Further Biographical Context for Johann Albrecht Cropp

Johann Albrecht Cropp was born in 1927 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.