Ivo Barbaresi

1915 - 1996

Artist biography

Ivo Barbaresi was a creative artist, Ivo Barbaresi was born in 1915 and died in 1996. Artists Julius Tobias, George Booz, Hadi Asmara, Cor Basart, and Grace Borgenicht are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ivo Barbaresi

Ivo Barbaresi was born in 1915, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict 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 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 primary 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.

Ivo Barbaresi

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