Erio Baracchi

1926

Artist biography

Erio Baracchi is regarded as a well established artist, Erio Baracchi was born in 1926. Also born in 1926 and of this same generation are Catherine Esther Burchfield Parker, Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev, Aubrey Williams, Nancy Spero, and Murphy Anderson.

Further Biographical Context for Erio Baracchi

Erio Baracchi was born in 1926 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. 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 required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.

Erio Baracchi

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