1902 - 1992
Cai Yuanheng was a creative visual artist, Cai Yuanheng was born in 1902 and died in 1992. Also born in 1902 and of this same generation are Aroldo Bellini, Morris Atkinson Blackburn, Dudley Moore Blakely, Clarice Brass, and Charles Pollock.
Further Biographical Context for Cai Yuanheng
Cai Yuanheng was born in 1902 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s growing up. Important artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.