Leontine Camprubi

1916 - 1994

Artist biography

Leontine Camprubi was a visual artist, Leontine Camprubi, born in 1916, died in 1994. Also born in 1916 and of this same generation are Michele Baretta, Kit Barker, Gordon Barker, Tom Bass, and Lester U Beitz.

Further Biographical Context for Leontine Camprubi

Leontine Camprubi was born in 1916 and was largely influenced 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 strategy 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, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Leontine Camprubi

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