Carlo Alberto Bordogna

1913 - 1998

Artist biography

Carlo Alberto Bordogna was a visual artist, Carlo Alberto Bordogna, born in 1913, died in 1998. Artists like Arnoldo Barbieri, Ghérasim Luca, Eugene Brands, Saburo Aso, and Manfredo Acerbo were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Carlo Alberto Bordogna

Born in 1913, Carlo Alberto Bordogna was predominantly influenced 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 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 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.

Carlo Alberto Bordogna

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