Edoardo Cannistra


Artist biography

Edoardo Cannistra is an established contemporary artist, Edoardo Cannistra was born in 1926. Also born in 1926 and of this same generation are Francisco Alcaraz González, Pierluca, Antonio Carelli, Stanley Boxer, and Vladimirs Andrijenko.

Further Biographical Context for Edoardo Cannistra

Born in 1926, Edoardo Cannistra was primarily influenced by the 1930s. During 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 period. 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 secret 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.

Edoardo Cannistra

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