Carmen Aguade

1916

Artist biography

Carmen Aguade is an established artist, Carmen Aguade was born in 1916. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Charles R. Salerno, Morley Baer, Ideal Sánchez, Gysin, Brion, and Richard Pousette-Dart.

Further Biographical Context for Carmen Aguade

Born in 1916, Carmen Aguade grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.