Paul William Millar
1915 - 1983
Paul William Millar was a creative visual artist. Paul William Millar was born in 1915 and died in 1983. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Louise Gibson Annand, Ma Jiguang, Robert Stewart Hyndman, Hella Buchwald, and Walter Ebatarinja.
Further Biographical Context for Paul William Millar
Born in 1915, Paul William Millar's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. 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 dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.