Cang Kejia

1905 - 2004

Artist biography

Cang Kejia was a creative artist, Born in 1905, Cang Kejia passed away in 2004. Also born in 1905 and of this same generation are Stevan Bodnarov, Joel Randolph Anderson, Edward Joscelyn Brandford, Isah Ajagutaina Tukala, and Josette Bournet.

Further Biographical Context for Cang Kejia

Born in 1905, Cang Kejia's creative work was largely inspired 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 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 predominant political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism advanced 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.

Cang Kejia

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