André Civet

1911 - 1961

Artist biography

André Civet was a creative artist, André Civet was born in 1911 and died in 1961. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hans Bellmann, Marie-Claire Bodinier, Otto Bruderer, Dorothy Frances Hilton Arms, and Emile Gilioli.

Further Biographical Context for André Civet

Born in 1911, André Civet was largely influenced by the 1930s. During 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 epitomised 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 covert 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.

André Civet