Josy Mersch

1912

Artist biography

Josy Mersch was a visual artist. Josy Mersch was born in 1912. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Jan Mehl, Cai Hezhou, Charles Graham Eliot, Don E. Miles, and Maria Blanz.

Further Biographical Context for Josy Mersch

Josy Mersch was born in 1912 and was primarily influenced creatively 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 epitomised 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 stealthy 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.

Josy Mersch

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