Gigi Aramescu

1910 - 1993

Artist biography

Gigi Aramescu was a creative visual artist, Born in 1910, Gigi Aramescu passed away in 1993. Artists Alexandra Asovtseff, César Calvo Araujo-Loreto, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Frances Avery, and Gerhard Arlt are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gigi Aramescu

Born in 1910, Gigi Aramescu grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant 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 rare 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.