Adolf Degiani Aldrich


Artist biography

Adolf Degiani Aldrich is seen as an established artist, Adolf Degiani Aldrich was born in 1916. Also born in 1916 and of this same generation are Kenneth Armitage, Ideal Sánchez, Aileen Berg (Buckellew), Jimmy Raskin, and Richard Pousette-Dart.

Further Biographical Context for Adolf Degiani Aldrich

Adolf Degiani Aldrich was born in 1916 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 rare paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Adolf Degiani Aldrich

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