Chang Yishong

1914 - 2016

Artist biography

Chang Yishong was an artist, Chang Yishong, born in 1914, died in 2016. Also born in 1914 and of this same generation are Sándor Bojár, Leonard J. Ahneman, Margareta Bille-Hofvander, Roy L. Barnes, and William Seward Burroughs.

Further Biographical Context for Chang Yishong

Born in 1914, Chang Yishong was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s dominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous impact on artistic production, with a number of artists focusing on the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Chang Yishong

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