Luiza Badescu

1925 - 2013

Artist biography

Luiza Badescu was a creative visual artist, Luiza Badescu, born in 1925, died in 2013. Artists like Gladys Afamado, Hinrikus Bicker-Riepe, Gustavo Torner, Petr Stolarenko (Pekusto), and Eros Buttaglieri were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Luiza Badescu

Luiza Badescu was born in 1925 and was predominantly inspired by the 1930s growing up. 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 dominance, and epitomised 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 covert 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.

Luiza Badescu

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