Nicolas Modorov

1927 - 1989

Artist biography

Nicolas Modorov was a visual artist. Born in 1927, Nicolas Modorov passed away in 1989. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are William Charles Bendig, Margareta Gabrielli-Kapferer, Hans Geipel, Orlando Bosch, and Joan Ponç.

Further Biographical Context for Nicolas Modorov

Born in 1927, Nicolas Modorov was largely influenced by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading political philosophies - 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Nicolas Modorov

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