Chan Hoiying

1918 - 2010

Artist biography

Chan Hoiying was a creative visual artist, Chan Hoiying was born in 1918 and died in 2010. Artists Corita Kent, Grigori Vasilevich Bonya, Mimmo Rotella, Ronald Bladen, and Aixinjueluo Puzuo are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chan Hoiying

Born in 1918, Chan Hoiying's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chan Hoiying

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