Alejandro Alexandre


Artist biography

Alejandro Alexandre is an established artist, Alejandro Alexandre was born in 1925. Artists Carmassi Arturo, Vassilakis Takis, Roger Catherineau, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Mwenze Kibwanga are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Alejandro Alexandre

Born in 1925, Alejandro Alexandre grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 assets 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.

Alejandro Alexandre

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