Margriet Moyaert


Artist biography

Margriet Moyaert was a visual artist. Margriet Moyaert was born in 1928. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Ernesto Cristiani, Lunda Gill, Derek Clarkson, Paul Chemetov, and Chen Xiu'E.

Further Biographical Context for Margriet Moyaert

Born in 1928, Margriet Moyaert's creative work was largely 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 needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy 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.

Margriet Moyaert

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