Antonio Chiavetti

1916 - 2007

Artist biography

Antonio Chiavetti was an artist, Antonio Chiavetti, born in 1916, died in 2007. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Elizabeth Angrnaqquaq, Werner Bischof, Katerina Bagdavadze, Morley Baer, and Olga Borisovna Bagaievskaia.

Further Biographical Context for Antonio Chiavetti

Antonio Chiavetti was born in 1916 and was primarily influenced creatively 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 power, 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 stealthy 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.

Antonio Chiavetti

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