Bob Cato

1923 - 1999

Artist biography

Bob Cato was a creative visual artist, Bob Cato, born in 1923, died in 1999. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jurijus Baltrunas, Tapies Antoni, Antoon De Clerck, Franz Altschuler, and Aldo Altomare.

Further Biographical Context for Bob Cato

Bob Cato was born in 1923 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. 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 dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 stealthy 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.

Bob Cato

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