José Martinez Ribes

1912 - 1995

Artist biography

José Martinez Ribes was a visual artist. Born in 1912, José Martinez Ribes passed away in 1995. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Paul Goodridge, Blanche Morgan, Max Peter Constanzer, Hubert Gaillard, and Roger Blondel.

Further Biographical Context for José Martinez Ribes

Born in 1912, José Martinez Ribes was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable 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.

José Martinez Ribes

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