1912 - 2006
Pompilio Mandelli was a visual artist. Pompilio Mandelli was born in 1912 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are René Huigens, Carmelo Cappello, Alois Fabry, Aldo Cerdonio, and Ida Binney.
Further Biographical Context for Pompilio Mandelli
Born in 1912, Pompilio Mandelli was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is epitomised 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 needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.