Maria Makiewicz-Adamus


Artist biography

Maria Makiewicz-Adamus was a creative artist. Maria Makiewicz-Adamus was born in 1927. Artists Hubert Forward, Vicente Castellano Giner, Alfred Leslie, Joan Durany, and Robert Knipschild are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Makiewicz-Adamus

Born in 1927, Maria Makiewicz-Adamus' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading political philosophies - 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Maria Makiewicz-Adamus

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