Leo Cremer

1911 - 1989

Artist biography

Leo Cremer was a visual artist, Born in 1911, Leo Cremer passed away in 1989. Artists Angelo Biancini, Joan Barbeta Antones, Stefan Brzozowski, Fadela Amor, and William Barnet are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Cremer

Leo Cremer was born in 1911 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 secret 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.

Leo Cremer

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