André Civelli

1923 - 2004

Artist biography

André Civelli was a creative visual artist, Born in 1923, André Civelli passed away in 2004. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Stanley Berenstain, Albert Ràfols Casamada, Alberto Abbati, Stan Baele, and Olle Agnell.

Further Biographical Context for André Civelli

André Civelli was born in 1923 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 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.

André Civelli

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