Fernando Castro Pacheco

1918 - 2013

Artist biography

Fernando Castro Pacheco was a creative visual artist, Born in 1918, Fernando Castro Pacheco passed away in 2013. Artists Charlotte Park, Costa Coulentianos, Milton Bond, Anna Marye Barnes, and Mariano Brunet Coll are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Fernando Castro Pacheco

Born in 1918, Fernando Castro Pacheco was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare 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.

Fernando Castro Pacheco

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