Makoto Mikami

1919 - 1972

Artist biography

Makoto Mikami was a visual artist. Makoto Mikami was born in 1919 and died in 1972. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Sophie Gurney, Brita Molin, Fernand Gevaert, Fritz Fischer-Nosbisch, and Miguel Gila.

Further Biographical Context for Makoto Mikami

Born in 1919, Makoto Mikami's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Makoto Mikami

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