Gordon T. Crossley

1929

Artist biography

Gordon T. Crossley is an established contemporary visual artist, Gordon T. Crossley was born in 1929. Artists like Zdeněk Beneš, Rodolfo Bonetto, Cle Arnal, Arnaldo Curia Santos, and Eugenio Colonnese were also born in 1929.

Further Biographical Context for Gordon T. Crossley

Born in 1929, Gordon T. Crossley's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s dominant political philosophies - 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 strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Gordon T. Crossley

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