1928 - 1986
Al Czerepak was a creative visual artist, Al Czerepak, born in 1928, died in 1986. Artists like Alma Elliott Bayley, John Stewart Anderson, Glenio Bianchetti, John S Anderson, and Nicolaï Bolodourine were also born in 1928.
Further Biographical Context for Al Czerepak
Al Czerepak was born in 1928 and was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required 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, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.