Cai Gan

1907 - 1983

Artist biography

Cai Gan was a creative artist, Born in 1907, Cai Gan passed away in 1983. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mary Martin, Sepp Biehler, Francisco Amighetti, Gertrud Brate, and Martin Erhard.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Gan

Cai Gan was born in 1907 and was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also tremendously influential amid artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.

Cai Gan

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