Camilo José Cela

1916 - 2002

Artist biography

Camilo José Cela was a creative artist, Born in 1916, Camilo José Cela passed away in 2002. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bruno Carcereri, Stuart Maxwell Armfield, Israel Shoshany Achiam, Elizabeth Brainard Bonta, and Luiz Atilio Fiore.

Further Biographical Context for Camilo José Cela

Born in 1916, Camilo José Cela was largely influenced 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 dominance, 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures 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.

Camilo José Cela

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