Filipe Cadima Tavares

1914 - 1973

Artist biography

Filipe Cadima Tavares was a creative artist, Filipe Cadima Tavares was born in 1914 and died in 1973. Artists Stefan Barabas, Peter Assivaaryuk, Guido Ballo, Vivian Springford, and Albert Georges Badert are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Filipe Cadima Tavares

Born in 1914, Filipe Cadima Tavares' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Filipe Cadima Tavares

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