Leopold Meiser

1921

Artist biography

Leopold Meiser was a visual artist. Leopold Meiser was born in 1921. Artists like Cirilo Martínez Novillo, Eldon Lawrence Dedini, Cheng Chiam Hwie, Ronald Harbeck, and Fritz Klaiberg were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for Leopold Meiser

Leopold Meiser was born in 1921 and grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Leopold Meiser

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