1909 - 1986
Cao Junjian was an artist, Born in 1909, Cao Junjian passed away in 1986. Also born in 1909 and of this same generation are Walter Arnold, Helen Greene Blumenschein, Maurice Buffet, Arthur M. Campbell, and Olle Blomberg.
Further Biographical Context for Cao Junjian
Cao Junjian was born in 1909 and was predominantly influenced by the 1920s growing up. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and grew to become the central expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.