Paul Bader

1928

Artist biography

Paul Bader is seen as an established contemporary artist, Paul Bader was born in 1928. Artists William Klein, David Simpson, Armand Blondeel, Lois Ireland, and Reinhoud are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Bader

Born in 1928, Paul Bader's creative work was largely inspired 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 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.