Wladyslaw T. Chmielinsky
1911 - 1979
Wladyslaw T. Chmielinsky was a visual artist, Born in 1911, Wladyslaw T. Chmielinsky passed away in 1979. Artists Nina Campbell-Quine, Chen Xiaotian, Edward Clark, Vera B. Blackburn, and Tadeusz Brzoza are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Wladyslaw T. Chmielinsky
Wladyslaw T. Chmielinsky was born in 1911 and was predominantly inspired 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 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 stealthy 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.