Peter Assivaaryuk


Artist biography

Peter Assivaaryuk is an established artist, Peter Assivaaryuk was born in 1914. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gil Elvgren, Ai Yan, Cornelis Andrea, Karl Otto Götz, and Conceição dos Bugres.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Assivaaryuk

Peter Assivaaryuk was born in 1914, 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 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 secret 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.

Peter Assivaaryuk

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