Ana Sacerdote

1925 · Argentina

Artist biography

Ana Sacerdote was a creative visual artist, who was born and brought up in Argentina, like other renowned artists such as Laura Andreoni, Fabián Marcaccio, Elvira Cibotti, Hildegarde Duane, and Nito Vega. Ana Sacerdote was born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Ana Sacerdote

Born in 1925, Ana Sacerdote grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. On a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

In the United States, the Great Depression had a great influence on artistic production, with many artists focusing on the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and attempted to use their art to impact society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

In Europe, Surrealism continued to be the dominant artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera integrated a number of these philosophies into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.

The era took a sinister turn with the advent of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social uproar that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.

Ana Sacerdote

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