Luigi Bonalumi

1910 - 2004

Artist biography

Luigi Bonalumi was a creative visual artist, Born in 1910, Luigi Bonalumi passed away in 2004. Also born in 1910 and of this same generation are Eileen Berndt, Aly Ben Salem, Carl Ludwig Brummé, Auseklis Bauskenieks, and Brian Caldwell Cook Batsford.

Further Biographical Context for Luigi Bonalumi

Luigi Bonalumi was born in 1910 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary 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.