Ernesto Cavalin

1913 - 1990

Artist biography

Ernesto Cavalin was an artist, Born in 1913, Ernesto Cavalin passed away in 1990. Artists Gilbert Banever, Louise Ruth Adair, Elizabeth Beebe, Chen Zhizhong, and Gordon Clifford Barlow are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ernesto Cavalin

Born in 1913, Ernesto Cavalin was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.