Marcello Cammi

1912 - 1994

Artist biography

Marcello Cammi was a creative artist, Marcello Cammi was born in 1912 and died in 1994. Also born in 1912 and of this same generation are Harold Ambellan, Joz Beeck, Palmira Puig-Giró, Ai Xin Jue Luo Yuanbai, and Jean Cambon.

Further Biographical Context for Marcello Cammi

Marcello Cammi was born in 1912 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 covert 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.

Marcello Cammi

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