Cao Lichang

1921 - 1991

Artist biography

Cao Lichang was a creative artist, Cao Lichang, born in 1921, died in 1991. Artists like John Michael Angelini, Mikhail Abdullayev, Albert Ayme, Peter Barton, and Jan Wunderman were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Lichang

Born in 1921, Cao Lichang's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Cao Lichang

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