Gastón Castelló

1903 - 1986

Artist biography

Gastón Castelló was an artist, Gastón Castelló was born in 1903 and died in 1986. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Stanley Bielecky, Dhiren Deb Burman, Charles Barnett, Camilo Blas, and Clare Boothe Luce.

Further Biographical Context for Gastón Castelló

Gastón Castelló was born in 1903 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also extremely influential among artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an important place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.

Gastón Castelló

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