Manuel Avedán


Artist biography

Manuel Avedán is an established artist, Manuel Avedán was born in 1929. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Ilse Fusková, Wadsworth Jarrell, Aurora Altisent, Marie-Thérèse Vacossin, and Bob Alberts.

Further Biographical Context for Manuel Avedán

Manuel Avedán was born in 1929, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.