Vasile Bratulescu

1916 - 1981

Artist biography

Vasile Bratulescu was a visual artist, Vasile Bratulescu was born in 1916 and died in 1981. Also born in 1916 and of this same generation are Heda Armour, Marie Borkova-Fischerova, Margaret Appich, Don Bemco Bennett, and Gysin, Brion.

Further Biographical Context for Vasile Bratulescu

Born in 1916, Vasile Bratulescu was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Vasile Bratulescu

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