Paul Victor Maes


Artist biography

Paul Victor Maes was an artist. Paul Victor Maes was born in 1924. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Huang Yongyu, Anton Heyboer, Guy Kreutler, Sachar Avakovich Kachatryan, and Georges Michel Kokkinos.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Victor Maes

Born in 1924, Paul Victor Maes' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 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 irreplaceable 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.

Paul Victor Maes

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