Marcello Avenali

1912 - 1981

Artist biography

Marcello Avenali was an artist, Born in 1912, Marcello Avenali passed away in 1981. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ai Xin Jue Luo Yuanbai, Dora Auswald, Aldo Arcangeli, Arturo Acebal Idigoras, and Ataülf Aguiló Tosca.

Further Biographical Context for Marcello Avenali

Marcello Avenali was born in 1912 and was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 proposal 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 which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.