Ulrich Ernst

1920 - 1984

Artist biography

Ulrich Ernst was a visual artist. Born in 1920, Ulrich Ernst passed away in 1984. Artists like Jean Jansem, André Bogaert, Ernst Friedrich Ludwig Brockmann, Jean Busuttil Zaleski, and Michel Ange were also born in 1920.

Further Biographical Context for Ulrich Ernst

Born in 1920, Ulrich Ernst grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 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 secret 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.

Ulrich Ernst

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