Mo Pu

1915 - 1996

Artist biography

Mo Pu was a visual artist. Mo Pu was born in 1915 and died in 1996. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Milton H. Hoehn, Toni Fabris, Teodors Krumkalns, Dennis Flanders, and Milton Dacosta.

Further Biographical Context for Mo Pu

Mo Pu was born in 1915 and was predominantly 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 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 stealthy 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.

Mo Pu

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