Francesco Capasso

1922 - 1993

Artist biography

Francesco Capasso was a creative artist, Francesco Capasso was born in 1922 and died in 1993. Also born in 1922 and of this same generation are Maria Helena Andrés Ribeiro, Pierre Bichet, Odette Blanc-Berthet, Hanna Breidinger-Spohr, and Clyde Burt.

Further Biographical Context for Francesco Capasso

Born in 1922, Francesco Capasso was largely influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s leading 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.

Francesco Capasso

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