Ivo Capozzi

1921

Artist biography

Ivo Capozzi is regarded as a well established artist, Ivo Capozzi was born in 1921. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Manilo Bacosi, Giuseppe Bacci, Chu Guang, Wally Barker, and André Beyle.

Further Biographical Context for Ivo Capozzi

Born in 1921, Ivo Capozzi was primarily inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between 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 priceless 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.

Ivo Capozzi

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