Oswald Arndt


Artist biography

Oswald Arndt is seen as an established artist, Oswald Arndt was born in 1917. Also born in 1917 and of this same generation are Louise Nobili, Suzanne Schweig Langsdorf Martyl, Cesare Andri, Kidner, and Manny Farber.

Further Biographical Context for Oswald Arndt

Born in 1917, Oswald Arndt was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant 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 proposal 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.

Oswald Arndt

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