Xenia Kashevaroff

1913 - 1995

Artist biography

Xenia Kashevaroff was a creative visual artist. Xenia Kashevaroff was born in 1913 and died in 1995. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Robert Benham, Melahat Ekinci, Georg Kalmar, John De Pol, and Sebastiano Carta.

Further Biographical Context for Xenia Kashevaroff

Born in 1913, Xenia Kashevaroff's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many 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 primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless 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.

Xenia Kashevaroff

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