Victor Brockdorff

1911 - 1992

Artist biography

Victor Brockdorff was a creative visual artist, Victor Brockdorff was born in 1911 and died in 1992. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Vernon Leroy Bobbitt, Toffolo Anzil, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Venuta Benay, and Joseph Edward Bagshawe Mattei.

Further Biographical Context for Victor Brockdorff

Born in 1911, Victor Brockdorff's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between a number of 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 unique paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Victor Brockdorff

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