Ceng Shaojie

1910 - 1988

Artist biography

Ceng Shaojie was a visual artist, Ceng Shaojie was born in 1910 and died in 1988. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Melitta Blümel-Clarenbach, Aly Ben Salem, Luigi Bonalumi, Ted Allan, and Emilio Amero.

Further Biographical Context for Ceng Shaojie

Ceng Shaojie was born in 1910 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous influence on artistic production, with a number of artists focusing on the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and attempted to use their art to influence society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Ceng Shaojie

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