Gerald Drexler Garston

1925 - 1995

Artist biography

Gerald Drexler Garston was a creative visual artist. Gerald Drexler Garston was born in 1925 and died in 1995. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Aleksey Avdeevich Anikeenok, Luc Ancia, Walter Feldman, Denys Delhanty, and Herbert Benedikt.

Further Biographical Context for Gerald Drexler Garston

Gerald Drexler Garston was born in 1925 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. 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 era. 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 secret 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.