Jozef Mzik

1914

Artist biography

Jozef Mzik was a creative visual artist. Jozef Mzik was born in 1914. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ivan Generalic, Vasile Baboie, Eugène Delaporte, Harry Allen Ii Davis, and Marcel Gili.

Further Biographical Context for Jozef Mzik

Jozef Mzik was born in 1914 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 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, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Jozef Mzik

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