Chao Sun

1929

Artist biography

Chao Sun is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chao Sun was born in 1929. Artists Aleksandrs Caupovs Cavarts, Luigi Bennati, Joanne Brogden, Lydio Bandeira De Mello, and Benbow Bullock are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chao Sun

Born in 1929, Chao Sun was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. 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 treasures 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.

Chao Sun

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