Jozef Markiewicz Nieszcz

1913 - 1991

Artist biography

Jozef Markiewicz Nieszcz was a creative visual artist. Born in 1913, Jozef Markiewicz Nieszcz passed away in 1991. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Otto Basner, Alfred Deschenes, Robert Holl, Hillegonda Bottema, and Lóránd Lengyel.

Further Biographical Context for Jozef Markiewicz Nieszcz

Jozef Markiewicz Nieszcz was born in 1913 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Jozef Markiewicz Nieszcz

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