Kurt Johannes Hauer


Artist biography

Kurt Johannes Hauer was a creative visual artist. Kurt Johannes Hauer was born in 1921. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jacques Herné, William Joshua Blackmon, Hua Guofeng, Van Deren Coke, and Georges Jiri.

Further Biographical Context for Kurt Johannes Hauer

Kurt Johannes Hauer was born in 1921 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant 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.