Brazilian Philanthropist and Art Collector, Gilberto Chateaubriand, Died At 97

Brazilian Philanthropist and Art Collector, Gilberto Chateaubriand, Died At 97

Gilberto Chateaubriand, a philanthropist and art collector from Brazil, passed away at the age of 97. Chateaubriand amassed an outstanding collection of Modern and contemporary works that included more than 8,000 items during his lifetime, making immense contributions to Brazilian art.

Gilberto Chateaubriand, a 97-year-old Brazilian art collector, has passed away.

Gilberto Chateaubriand, a benefactor of museums and a collector of art from Brazil, passed away in So Paulo this Thursday at the age of 97. The vast collection of modern and contemporary art that Chateaubriand gathered throughout his lifetime is thought to have included more than 8,000 pieces.

 He was the son of Brazilian media billionaire and attorney Assis Chateaubriand, whose company Diários Associados handled a huge swath of media outlets in the country. Gilberto Francisco Renato Allard Chateaubriand Bandeira de Melo was born in Paris in 1925. He established the Museu de Arte de So Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) in 1947, the country’s first modern art museum. 1968 saw his passing.

Gilberto Chateaubriand Age, Family, Early Life

Gilberto Chateaubriand was 97 years old. He holds a Brazilian nationality. He belongs to the white ethnic group. His Zodiac sign and Actual born date are not known.

gilberto chateaubriand family

Gilberto’s parent’s and siblings’ details are not revealed.

Gilberto Chateaubriand Girlfriend/Wife, What about his Relationship?

There are no details available on Gilberto Chateaubriand’s relationship.

Gilberto Chateaubriand’s Career, What was his profession?

Brazilian philanthropist and art collector Gilberto Chateaubriand. After visiting the Salvador workshop of Brazilian artist José Pancetti, where he purchased the Expressionist painting Paisagem de Itapu (Landscape of Itapu) (1953), which shows a picture-perfect Bahian beach, Chateaubriand started collecting art in 1953.

There are currently more than eight decades’ worth of artwork in the Chateaubriand collection, including pieces by Maria Martins, Tarsila do Amaral, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, and Alfredo Volpi, Abraham Palatnik, Hélio Oiticica, Tomie Ohtake, Cildo Meireles, Adriana Varejo, and Claudia Andujar, among others.

Chateaubriand served on the global boards of both the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Additionally, he served on the boards of Paço Imperial, the Bienal Foundation of So Paulo, the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of So Paulo, the Museu de Arte Moderna de So Paulo, and the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio).

As the honorary president of the Pipa Prize, a distinguished prize honoring artists with a career trajectory of fewer than 15 years, Chateaubriand once served in an effort to support up-and-coming artists. According to Luiz Camillo Osorio, the curator of the Pipa Institute, “Gilberto had the largest and most elite collection of Modern and contemporary Brazilian art in the nation, and, over the last few decades, entering his collection meant, for the young artist, that their work had become institutionalized.”

Keen Eye

“It was a mark of excellence. His generosity and his keen eye gazing provided a rare blend of quantity and quality for his collection. He served as a live record of Brazilian art’s recent past. More than 100 of the 6,600 items from the Chateaubriand collection are on display in the current exhibition Nakoada: Strategies for Modern Art, which examines the relationship between imperialism and Brazilian art. The collection has been on loan to the MAM Rio since 1993.

Chateaubriand had previously backed the MAM Rio’s building’s renovation when a fire destroyed it in 1978. With an exhibition featuring more than 400 pieces from his collection, it was reopened in 1980. According to Paulo Albert Weyland Vieira, the director of the MAM Rio, “Gilberto established a collection that embodies Brazil and the art and the artists he loved so much, who also loved him so much.” “MAM Rio is pleased to have contributed to this historical event. Gilberto lives forever.

How much is Gilberto Chateaubriand Net Worth?

The net worth of philanthropist and art collector Gilberto Chateaubriand is not known.       

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Which school and college did he go to?

Gilberto Chateaubriand’s college and school information have yet to be disclosed.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Gilberto Chateaubriand is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Gilberto Chateaubriand’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Gilberto Chateaubriand’s should be knows

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Relationship StatusSingle