Ivan Beltrame is regarded as a well established artist, Ivan Beltrame was born in 1911. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Juan De Ávalos, Constantin Antonovici, Ambrogio Bajoni, Annemarie Balden-Wolff, and Francisco Arias Alvarez.
Further Biographical Context for Ivan Beltrame
Born in 1911, Ivan Beltrame grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required 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 rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.