Aurelio Cordaro


Artist biography

Aurelio Cordaro is an established artist, Aurelio Cordaro was born in 1913. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Roger Bracke, Maurits Bilcke, Juan Barreto, Jean Boreux, and Alberto Altalef.

Further Biographical Context for Aurelio Cordaro

Aurelio Cordaro was born in 1913 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.