1926 - 2008
Martti Mykkänen was a visual artist. Martti Mykkänen was born in 1926 and died in 2008. Artists like Elías Garralda Alzugaray, Roger Annear, Ida Wyman, Vincenzo Agnetti, and Christian Constant were also born in 1926.
Further Biographical Context for Martti Mykkänen
Born in 1926, Martti Mykkänen's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.