Chang Yi Shong
1914 - 2016
Chang Yi Shong was a visual artist, Chang Yi Shong, born in 1914, died in 2016. Also born in 1914 and of this same generation are Andrey Sergeevich Bantikov, Karl Otto Goetz, Glen Earl Alps, Wilfrid Moser, and Hermann Theodor Jan Anthoin Busquet.
Further Biographical Context for Chang Yi Shong
Chang Yi Shong was born in 1914 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty unique paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.