Manoel Chatel Dias


Artist biography

Manoel Chatel Dias is an established contemporary artist, Manoel Chatel Dias was born in 1917. Artists Lluís Domingo Abello, Bernard Shirley Carter, Frank Bellamy, Chester E. Colson, and Valentin Danilovitch Bernandsky are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Manoel Chatel Dias

Born in 1917, Manoel Chatel Dias was largely influenced by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Manoel Chatel Dias

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