Cai Zhiyong is seen as an established artist, Cai Zhiyong was born in 1929. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Cylene Bittencourt, Roland Reiss, Atze Haytsma, Tubby Brown, and Jean Aubin.
Further Biographical Context for Cai Zhiyong
Born in 1929, Cai Zhiyong's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era assumed a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social tumult that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the world’s population.