Marie-Thérèse Michelet

1930

Artist biography

Marie-Thérèse Michelet was a creative artist. Marie-Thérèse Michelet was born in 1930. Also born in 1930 and of this same generation are Roberto Baccarini, Constance Corbassiere-Codet, Jeanne Blanc, Klaus Däniker, and Jacques Jutte.

Further Biographical Context for Marie-Thérèse Michelet

Marie-Thérèse Michelet was born in 1930 and grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Marie-Thérèse Michelet

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