Giancarlo De Carlo

1919 - 2005

Artist biography

Giancarlo De Carlo was a creative visual artist, Giancarlo De Carlo, born in 1919, died in 2005. Also born in 1919 and of this same generation are Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt, Andrea Cascella, Stephen Boshell, Luis Baur, and John Collett Anker.

Further Biographical Context for Giancarlo De Carlo

Giancarlo De Carlo was born in 1919 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, 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 covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets 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.