Domingo Abello

1917

Artist biography

Domingo Abello is an established contemporary visual artist, Domingo Abello was born in 1917. Artists Irving Penn, Carmen Arozena, Adamie Alayko, Bruna Gasparini, and Kidner are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Domingo Abello

Domingo Abello was born in 1917 and was largely inspired 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 dominance, and epitomised 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 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.

Domingo Abello

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