Maria Biljan'Bilger-Perz

1912 - 1997

Artist biography

Maria Biljan'Bilger-Perz was a creative visual artist, Born in 1912, Maria Biljan'Bilger-Perz passed away in 1997. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Karlis Babris, Alfred Bernegger, Elise Asher, Adolf Luther, and Inaco Biancalana.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Biljan'Bilger-Perz

Maria Biljan'Bilger-Perz was born in 1912 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 stealthy 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.

Maria Biljan'Bilger-Perz

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