Robert Maufort

1926 - 1988

Artist biography

Robert Maufort was a visual artist. Born in 1926, Robert Maufort passed away in 1988. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Joseph Gualtieri, Rem Nikolaevich Ermolin, Mohamed Kabbani, Fermin Aguayo, and William Bowyer.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Maufort

Robert Maufort was born in 1926 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. Globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Robert Maufort

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