Stefan Gierowski


Artist biography

Stefan Gierowski was a creative artist. Stefan Gierowski was born in 1925. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are George Aggiaq, Ugo Cogliati, Paul Theodore Granlund, Leonore Beran, and Gerhard Geidel.

Further Biographical Context for Stefan Gierowski

Stefan Gierowski was born in 1925 and was primarily influenced creatively 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 epitomised 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.

Stefan Gierowski

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