Kurato Miyano


Artist biography

Kurato Miyano was a creative visual artist. Kurato Miyano was born in 1913. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marie H. Guise, Fong Lee Man, Anne Gacon, Christ Anton, and Anton Buytendijk.

Further Biographical Context for Kurato Miyano

Born in 1913, Kurato Miyano's creative work was predominantly inspired 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 period. 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 secret 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.

Kurato Miyano

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