Antoine Augros


Artist biography

Antoine Augros is an established contemporary visual artist, Antoine Augros was born in 1929. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mario Pezzi, Larry Burrows, Marie-Thérèse Vacossin, Giuseppe Uncini, and Öyvind Fahlström.

Further Biographical Context for Antoine Augros

Antoine Augros was born in 1929 and was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.