Otello Montaguti

1921 - 2005

Artist biography

Otello Montaguti was a visual artist. Otello Montaguti was born in 1921 and died in 2005. Artists Joao Ayres, Moncilo Milovanovic, Paul Guidicelli, Amador Lugo, and Jiří Kemr are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Otello Montaguti

Born in 1921, Otello Montaguti's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. During 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 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 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.

Otello Montaguti

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