Piotr Mleczko

1919

Artist biography

Piotr Mleczko was a creative artist. Piotr Mleczko was born in 1919. Artists Lu Shoukun, Josée Melsen, John Hamilton, Francis E. Bean, and Hélène Hygreckos are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Piotr Mleczko

Born in 1919, Piotr Mleczko was primarily inspired 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 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.

Piotr Mleczko

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