Chang Tzu Cheng

1917 - 2000

Artist biography

Chang Tzu Cheng was a creative artist, Chang Tzu Cheng, born in 1917, died in 2000. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alex Andersen, Pierre Bettencourt, Richard Bentley Claughton, David Sill Burt, and Zyg Brunner.

Further Biographical Context for Chang Tzu Cheng

Born in 1917, Chang Tzu Cheng's creative work was largely inspired 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 epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chang Tzu Cheng

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