Mario Mazzella

1923 - 2008

Artist biography

Mario Mazzella was a creative visual artist. Mario Mazzella was born in 1923 and died in 2008. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are André Brot, Tiziana Fantini, Kurt Lucian Herdan Soefer, Segunda Huertas-Aguiar, and Ashevak Kullualik.

Further Biographical Context for Mario Mazzella

Born in 1923, Mario Mazzella was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 power, and epitomised 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 stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets 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.

Mario Mazzella

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