Egidio Cerrito

1918 - 1999

Artist biography

Egidio Cerrito was a creative visual artist, Born in 1918, Egidio Cerrito passed away in 1999. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Agnes Van Den Brandeler, Mimmo Rotella, Ronald Bladen, Corita Kent, and Aixinjueluo Puzuo.

Further Biographical Context for Egidio Cerrito

Born in 1918, Egidio Cerrito's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 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.

Egidio Cerrito

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