Dimitris Harissiadis

1911 - 1993

Artist biography

Dimitris Harissiadis was a creative artist. Born in 1911, Dimitris Harissiadis passed away in 1993. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Siegfried Cornelius, Jean Alexis Bobichon, Alvaro Cartei, Joan Barbeta Antones, and Marion Cunningham.

Further Biographical Context for Dimitris Harissiadis

Dimitris Harissiadis was born in 1911 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable 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.

Dimitris Harissiadis

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