Otto Martinovský

1928

Artist biography

Otto Martinovský was a creative visual artist. Otto Martinovský was born in 1928. Artists Colette Masgrau, Julián De Campos Carrero, Yvan Avoscan, Javier Mazo Ereñaga, and Erwin Fieger are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Otto Martinovský

Otto Martinovský was born in 1928 and grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of 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 plan 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, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Otto Martinovský

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