Robert Mac Call

1919 - 2010

Artist biography

Robert Mac Call was an artist. Robert Mac Call was born in 1919 and died in 2010. Artists Werner Grund, Jules Heller, Joy Griffiths, Frans Muylle, and Jeanne Loir are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Mac Call

Robert Mac Call was born in 1919 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. During 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 characterised 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 stealthy 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.

Robert Mac Call

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