Roman Antoni Breitenwald

1911 - 1985

Artist biography

Roman Antoni Breitenwald was a visual artist, Roman Antoni Breitenwald was born in 1911 and died in 1985. Artists like Yvette Alde, Olaf Blayney Barnett, Hendrikus Johannes Bramer, Jean Alexis Bobichon, and Joseph Edward Bagshawe Mattei were also born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for Roman Antoni Breitenwald

Born in 1911, Roman Antoni Breitenwald's creative work was predominantly 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 power, 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Roman Antoni Breitenwald

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