Cao Daqing


Artist biography

Cao Daqing is seen as an established contemporary artist, Cao Daqing was born in 1923. Also born in 1923 and of this same generation are Josko Baica, Hanna Brenken, Elsa Nielsen, Olga Vladimirovna Brendel, and Ninel' Vladimirovna Bogushevskaya.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Daqing

Cao Daqing was born in 1923 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Cao Daqing

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