Ute Brinckmann-Schmolling


Artist biography

Ute Brinckmann-Schmolling is an established contemporary artist, Ute Brinckmann-Schmolling was born in 1924. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Constantin Byzantios, Nyuju Stumpy Brown, Constance E. Brown, Leopoldo Agüero, and Peter Bryant Burns.

Further Biographical Context for Ute Brinckmann-Schmolling

Ute Brinckmann-Schmolling was born in 1924 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 dominance, and characterised 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.