Chang Chien-Ying

1913 - 2003

Artist biography

Chang Chien-Ying was an artist, Chang Chien-Ying, born in 1913, died in 2003. Artists like Edmondo Bacci, Marianne Appel, Celestino Alves, Franz Bucher, and Carl-Henning Pedersen were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Chang Chien-Ying

Born in 1913, Chang Chien-Ying was largely influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading political philosophies - 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 plan 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 of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chang Chien-Ying

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