Fernando Cruz Solís

1923 - 2003

Artist biography

Fernando Cruz Solís was an artist, Fernando Cruz Solís, born in 1923, died in 2003. Also born in 1923 and of this same generation are Corrado Balest, Robert Seymour Alexander, Bernie Abramson, Alberto Abbati, and Émile Courtin.

Further Biographical Context for Fernando Cruz Solís

Fernando Cruz Solís was born in 1923, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost political philosophies - 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 strategy 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, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.