1920 - 2011
Eduardo Carretero was a visual artist, Born in 1920, Eduardo Carretero passed away in 2011. Artists Ange Boaretto, Bern Will Brown, Bob Bilinyarra, Rolf Albrecht, and Heinz Behling are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Eduardo Carretero
Born in 1920, Eduardo Carretero was predominantly inspired by the 1930s growing up. 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 dominance, and epitomised 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 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.