Antonio Lorenzo Carrión

1922 - 2009

Artist biography

Antonio Lorenzo Carrión was a creative artist, Antonio Lorenzo Carrión, born in 1922, died in 2009. Artists Aaron A. Shikler, John Bunguwuy, Robert Broner, Juozas Bakis, and Fritz Becker are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Antonio Lorenzo Carrión

Antonio Lorenzo Carrión was born in 1922 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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.