1919 - 2008
Harold Corsini was a creative visual artist, Born in 1919, Harold Corsini passed away in 2008. Artists Alexander Böhm, Chen Shilin, Eva Atammik Keatainaq, Vakhtang Advadze, and Celso Renato are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Harold Corsini
Harold Corsini was born in 1919, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 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 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.