Giovanni Cappetti

1928

Artist biography

Giovanni Cappetti is an established artist, Giovanni Cappetti was born in 1928. Artists Regina Bogat, Domenico Calabrone, Sol Lewitt, Ralph Moffett Arnold, and Eugene Francis Bunker are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Giovanni Cappetti

Giovanni Cappetti was born in 1928 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.