Josep Miret Aleu
1912 - 1999
Josep Miret Aleu was a visual artist. Born in 1912, Josep Miret Aleu passed away in 1999. Artists like Ge Jieping, Piet Van Boxel, Judith Barbara Diem, Jacqueline Gilson, and Henning Helger were also born in 1912.
Further Biographical Context for Josep Miret Aleu
Josep Miret Aleu was born in 1912 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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.