Maria Mong Hoa

1913 - 1986

Artist biography

Maria Mong Hoa was a creative artist. Born in 1913, Maria Mong Hoa passed away in 1986. Artists like Sam Kramer, Joshi S. Manohara, Lola F. Ades, André Lucien Jean, and Marius Bruel were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Mong Hoa

Maria Mong Hoa was born in 1913 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. 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 Mong Hoa

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