Xavier Amiama

1910 - 1969

Artist biography

Xavier Amiama was a creative visual artist, Xavier Amiama was born in 1910 and died in 1969. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ai Siqi, Adone Asinari, Corrado Cagli, Ruth Shirley Brown Anderson, and Ted Allan.

Further Biographical Context for Xavier Amiama

Xavier Amiama was born in 1910 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Xavier Amiama

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