Michael Andrews

1928 - 1995

Artist biography

Michael Andrews was an artist, Born in 1928, Michael Andrews passed away in 1995. Also born in 1928 and of this same generation are Don Hunstein, Alberto Schommer, Winfred Gaul, Agustin Fernandez, and Victor Willing.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Andrews

Michael Andrews was born in 1928 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Michael Andrews

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