Leonardo Bellés Castella
1926 - 1994
Leonardo Bellés Castella was an artist, Leonardo Bellés Castella, born in 1926, died in 1994. Artists like Jan Tarasin, Norman Gilbert, Agnetti Vincenzo, Geles Cabrera, and Alina Szapocznikow were also born in 1926.
Further Biographical Context for Leonardo Bellés Castella
Leonardo Bellés Castella was born in 1926 and was predominantly inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.