1919 - 2008
Pitt Cuerlis was an artist, Pitt Cuerlis was born in 1919 and died in 2008. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Reynold Arnould, Zeinab Abd El Hamid, Biddy Bennion, René Babin, and Antonie Becker.
Further Biographical Context for Pitt Cuerlis
Pitt Cuerlis was born in 1919 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 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 secret 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.