Chang Wanchuan

1909 - 2003

Artist biography

Chang Wanchuan was a creative visual artist, Born in 1909, Chang Wanchuan passed away in 2003. Artists like Petras Bugailiskis, Barbara Grace Burry, Willy Bleijs, Hilda Dora Arp, and Willem Frits Brookman were also born in 1909.

Further Biographical Context for Chang Wanchuan

Born in 1909, Chang Wanchuan was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the key expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Chang Wanchuan

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