Bao Ji’An

1906 - 2007

Artist biography

Bao Ji’An was an artist, Bao Ji’An was born in 1906 and died in 2007. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Simonee Aupaluktaq, Axel Bengtsson, Maud Tindal Atkinson, Cecilio Almenara Marques, and Héléna Adamoff.

Further Biographical Context for Bao Ji’An

Born in 1906, Bao Ji’An's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amid artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative flowering.

Bao Ji’An

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