Renzo Morandi

1914 - 2008

Artist biography

Renzo Morandi was an artist. Born in 1914, Renzo Morandi passed away in 2008. Also born in 1914 and of this same generation are Vaso Katraki, Charlotte Murkel, Luciano Ferro, Fang Zhaojiu, and Carleton Ivers Calkin.

Further Biographical Context for Renzo Morandi

Renzo Morandi was born in 1914 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost 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 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 of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Renzo Morandi

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