Prodosh Das Gupta
1912 - 1991
Prodosh Das Gupta was a creative visual artist. Born in 1912, Prodosh Das Gupta passed away in 1991. Artists like Willy Byland, Jacques Dubois, Charles Demetropoulos, Ludovic Altieri, and James Peter Barbarite were also born in 1912.
Further Biographical Context for Prodosh Das Gupta
Born in 1912, Prodosh Das Gupta was largely inspired by the 1930s growing up. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 stealthy 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.