Gabriel Custodio

1912 - 1993

Artist biography

Gabriel Custodio was a visual artist, Gabriel Custodio, born in 1912, died in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Tony Bartl, Henry Brunard, Herbert Blasek, Seweryn Blochowicz, and Cai Hezhou.

Further Biographical Context for Gabriel Custodio

Born in 1912, Gabriel Custodio was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many 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 plan 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 ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Gabriel Custodio

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