Antoni Cumella Serret

1913 - 1985

Artist biography

Antoni Cumella Serret was a creative visual artist, Antoni Cumella Serret, born in 1913, died in 1985. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Daniel Barberan, Pierre Laurent Brenot, Ezio Martinelli, Gordon Clifford Barlow, and Aristide Banfi.

Further Biographical Context for Antoni Cumella Serret

Born in 1913, Antoni Cumella Serret's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading 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 plan 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.

Antoni Cumella Serret

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