Mohamed Abo Khalil Lofty


Artist biography

Mohamed Abo Khalil Lofty is seen as an established artist, Mohamed Abo Khalil Lofty was born in 1920. Artists like Benjamin Alano, Kjell Aukrust, Pietro Consagra, Elsa Andrada, and Arnold Ammann were also born in 1920.

Further Biographical Context for Mohamed Abo Khalil Lofty

Born in 1920, Mohamed Abo Khalil Lofty was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Mohamed Abo Khalil Lofty

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