Paul Gherasim

1925

Artist biography

Paul Gherasim was a creative artist. Paul Gherasim was born in 1925. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dorothy Bair, Laurent De Brunhoff, Chen Lin, Lorena Fantini March, and Jimmy Bingham.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Gherasim

Born in 1925, Paul Gherasim grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Throughout 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 epitomised 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.

Paul Gherasim

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