Lino Mantelli

1913 - 1987

Artist biography

Lino Mantelli was a creative visual artist. Lino Mantelli was born in 1913 and died in 1987. Also born in 1913 and of this same generation are Ralph Crane, Julian Richard Ashton, Aldo Guenzani, Marion Michelle Koblitz, and Colette De Jouvenel.

Further Biographical Context for Lino Mantelli

Lino Mantelli was born in 1913 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 proposal 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 of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Lino Mantelli

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