Elia Ajolfi

1916 - 2001

Artist biography

Elia Ajolfi was a creative artist, Elia Ajolfi was born in 1916 and died in 2001. Also born in 1916 and of this same generation are Russell Woeltz, Morley Baer, Douglas Auburn, Elia Ajolfi, and Allan Adler.

Further Biographical Context for Elia Ajolfi

Elia Ajolfi was born in 1916 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Elia Ajolfi

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