Mario De Miranda
1926 - 2011
Mario De Miranda was a creative artist. Born in 1926, Mario De Miranda passed away in 2011. Also born in 1926 and of this same generation are Clarisse Loxton Peacock, Jocelyn Mercier, Ray Harm, Shafic Abboud, and Mariann Grunder.
Further Biographical Context for Mario De Miranda
Mario De Miranda was born in 1926 and grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable 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.