Klaus Meier-Ude


Artist biography

Klaus Meier-Ude was a visual artist. Klaus Meier-Ude was born in 1927. Artists Max Eichenberg, Joanna Van Fossen, Gerhard Bluhm, Christine Engels, and Kenneth Anger are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Klaus Meier-Ude

Born in 1927, Klaus Meier-Ude was predominantly influenced 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 dominance, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 assets 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.

Klaus Meier-Ude

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