Paolo Barrile


Artist biography

Paolo Barrile is an established contemporary artist, Paolo Barrile was born in 1925. Artists like Oscar Bailey, Gilberto Ante, Miguel Angel Arzuaga, Kaiti Antypa, and John Botz were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Paolo Barrile

Paolo Barrile was born in 1925 and was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of 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 required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Paolo Barrile

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