Cao Hanmei

1902 - 1975

Artist biography

Cao Hanmei was a creative artist, Cao Hanmei, born in 1902, died in 1975. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Susan Baird, Anton James Blazek, Elise Claudine Arntzenius, Anne De Carmel, and Eduard Borregaard.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Hanmei

Cao Hanmei was born in 1902 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the pictorial 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. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Notable 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 on a global scale.

Cao Hanmei

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