Robert Mau

1926 - 2006

Artist biography

Robert Mau was a creative artist. Robert Mau was born in 1926 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Norman Gilbert, Adrian Flowers, Catherine Esther Burchfield Parker, Kerstin Hedeby-Pawlo, and Angel Badillo Pardo.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Mau

Born in 1926, Robert Mau was primarily inspired 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 dominance, 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 covert 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 Mau

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