Cui Deqi

1912 - 2007

Artist biography

Cui Deqi was a visual artist, Born in 1912, Cui Deqi passed away in 2007. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Ermanno Besozzi, Seweryn Blochowicz, Joaquim Rodrigo, Oliver Gilmore Brabbins, and Jackson Pollock.

Further Biographical Context for Cui Deqi

Born in 1912, Cui Deqi's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 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 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.

Cui Deqi

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