Gian Casty

1914 - 1979

Artist biography

Gian Casty was a creative artist, Gian Casty was born in 1914 and died in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dorothy Jane Chapman, Henk Breuker, Carlo Barbasetti Di Prun, Franz Beierheimer, and Nikolai Babsjuk.

Further Biographical Context for Gian Casty

Gian Casty was born in 1914 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal 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 ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.