Lu Zhixiang

1910 - 1992

Artist biography

Lu Zhixiang was a creative artist. Lu Zhixiang was born in 1910 and died in 1992. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Joel Iglinsky, James Henry Govier, Gwyneth King, Banhidi Andor, and Marguerite Fournials.

Further Biographical Context for Lu Zhixiang

Born in 1910, Lu Zhixiang was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.