Siegfried Norbert Amerstorfer

1920 - 2001

Artist biography

Siegfried Norbert Amerstorfer was a creative artist, Siegfried Norbert Amerstorfer was born in 1920 and died in 2001. Artists Iouri Ananiev, Toni Schneiders, Lygia Clark, Sarah Grilo, and Ben Alano are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Siegfried Norbert Amerstorfer

Siegfried Norbert Amerstorfer was born in 1920 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.

Siegfried Norbert Amerstorfer

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