Pietro Azzaroni

1912 - 1973

Artist biography

Pietro Azzaroni was an artist, Pietro Azzaroni was born in 1912 and died in 1973. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ataülf Aguiló Tosca, Arturo Acebal Idigoras, Max Kämpf, Sidney Lazarus, and Agnès Martin.

Further Biographical Context for Pietro Azzaroni

Pietro Azzaroni was born in 1912 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading political philosophies - 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 proposal 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, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Pietro Azzaroni

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