1924 - 2016
Luigi Martinis was a visual artist. Luigi Martinis was born in 1924 and died in 2016. Artists Rex Earl Hall, Franz Marian Kälin, Else Marie Pade, André Martz, and Fred Lawrence Messersmith are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Luigi Martinis
Born in 1924, Luigi Martinis was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 required 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.