Ioana Giossan


Artist biography

Ioana Giossan was a creative visual artist. Ioana Giossan was born in 1915. Artists like Klavdija Erofeevna Balanova, Agathe Bauer, Gill Fox, Oswald Eichinger, and Leoncillo Leonardi were also born in 1915.

Further Biographical Context for Ioana Giossan

Ioana Giossan was born in 1915 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including 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 proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Ioana Giossan

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