Arturo Cavalli

1914 - 1976

Artist biography

Arturo Cavalli was an artist, Born in 1914, Arturo Cavalli passed away in 1976. Artists like Ernestina Azlor, Isobel Barber, Jean Baudet, Karl Priebe, and Eugen Ștefan Boușcă were also born in 1914.

Further Biographical Context for Arturo Cavalli

Born in 1914, Arturo Cavalli's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required 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 unique 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.