Anthony G. Gennarelli
1915 - 1966
Anthony G. Gennarelli was a visual artist. Born in 1915, Anthony G. Gennarelli passed away in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Louise Gibson Annand, Nela Arias-Misson, William J. Carroll, Tony Chan, and Ranice Birch.
Further Biographical Context for Anthony G. Gennarelli
Anthony G. Gennarelli was born in 1915 and 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 clash between the world’s predominant political philosophies - 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary 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.