Johann Franz Michel
1919 - 1998
Johann Franz Michel was a creative artist. Johann Franz Michel was born in 1919 and died in 1998. Artists like Charles Bech, Charlotte Howard, Lila Dicken, Francis E. Bean, and Chen Jeou-Tsien were also born in 1919.
Further Biographical Context for Johann Franz Michel
Born in 1919, Johann Franz Michel was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of 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 plan 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.