Pieter Jacobus Van Boxel

1912 - 2001

Artist biography

Pieter Jacobus Van Boxel was a creative visual artist, Pieter Jacobus Van Boxel was born in 1912 and died in 2001. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mario Bonamici, Helmut Brinckmann, Norbert Benoit, Felix Ruvolo, and Joz Beeck.

Further Biographical Context for Pieter Jacobus Van Boxel

Pieter Jacobus Van Boxel was born in 1912 and was predominantly 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 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 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.