Konstantin Gradopolov

1921

Artist biography

Konstantin Gradopolov was an artist. Konstantin Gradopolov was born in 1921. Artists Ercole Frigoli, George Angliss, Harry Disberg, Jack Garver, and Isaï Mexerovitch Braslavsky are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Konstantin Gradopolov

Born in 1921, Konstantin Gradopolov was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Konstantin Gradopolov

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