Nikolaï Sidorovitch Morozov

1924 - 2012

Artist biography

Nikolaï Sidorovitch Morozov was a visual artist. Nikolaï Sidorovitch Morozov was born in 1924 and died in 2012. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Leopoldo Agüero, Hermann Focke, Avni Memedoğlu, Giuseppe Irlandini, and Christiane Alanore.

Further Biographical Context for Nikolaï Sidorovitch Morozov

Born in 1924, Nikolaï Sidorovitch Morozov's creative work was largely inspired 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 power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 assets 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.

Nikolaï Sidorovitch Morozov

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