Donald Charpiot

1912 - 1981

Artist biography

Donald Charpiot was a visual artist, Donald Charpiot, born in 1912, died in 1981. Artists like Francisco Zúñiga (P)*, Karlis Babris, Paul Bogdanov, Andre Boratko, and Sämi Buser were also born in 1912.

Further Biographical Context for Donald Charpiot

Born in 1912, Donald Charpiot's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Donald Charpiot

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