Mick Micheyl

1922 - 2019

Artist biography

Mick Micheyl was a creative visual artist. Mick Micheyl was born in 1922 and died in 2019. Artists Jozsef Beck, Lloyd Manford Herfindahl, Sergejus Graciovas, Jean-Louis Castelli, and Joseph Dominic Bulone are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Mick Micheyl

Born in 1922, Mick Micheyl was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. Globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost 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 strategy 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 of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Mick Micheyl

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