Juan De Ávalos

1911 - 2006

Artist biography

Juan De Ávalos was an artist, Juan De Ávalos was born in 1911 and died in 2006. Artists like Bruce Ariss, Carla Prina, Jean Appleton, Marguerite Ammann, and Felix Albajes were also born in 1911.

Further Biographical Context for Juan De Ávalos

Juan De Ávalos was born in 1911 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Juan De Ávalos

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