Alexandru Cumpata

1922 - 2000

Artist biography

Alexandru Cumpata was a creative visual artist, Alexandru Cumpata was born in 1922 and died in 2000. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Michel Akl, Eva Castle Britton, Christiaan Barnard, Ruggero Marcello Alfei, and Jean Amado.

Further Biographical Context for Alexandru Cumpata

Born in 1922, Alexandru Cumpata was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 proposal 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, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Alexandru Cumpata

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