Cao Keduan

1900 - 1975

Artist biography

Cao Keduan was a creative artist, Born in 1900, Cao Keduan passed away in 1975. Artists Wobbe Alkema, Julian Bucmaniuk, George Hoyningen-Huene, John Jules Billington, and Jacques Lieven Allaert are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Keduan

Born in 1900, Cao Keduan's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many pioneering 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 widespread among artist communities and groups. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus became a vital place for the development of ideas concerning the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.