Dennis John Hanceri

1928

Artist biography

Dennis John Hanceri was a visual artist. Dennis John Hanceri was born in 1928. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are George Gately, Irmina Flanczewska-Jasek, Don Hunstein, Aurel Anitei, and Cesare Baccelli.

Further Biographical Context for Dennis John Hanceri

Dennis John Hanceri was born in 1928 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. Throughout 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets 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.

Dennis John Hanceri

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