Franco Caprioli

1912 - 1974

Artist biography

Franco Caprioli was a creative artist, Born in 1912, Franco Caprioli passed away in 1974. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Dina Bellotti, Virgilio Albiac Bielsa, John Amore, Paul Bogdanov, and Francisco Bajen.

Further Biographical Context for Franco Caprioli

Born in 1912, Franco Caprioli was largely influenced 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 characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 covert 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.

Franco Caprioli

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