Chao Zhangfu

1910 - 1954

Artist biography

Chao Zhangfu was a visual artist, Chao Zhangfu, born in 1910, died in 1954. Artists like Muriel Alice Broderick, Bradford Washburn, Eileen Berndt, Beatrice Mary Christy, and Bernard Childs were also born in 1910.

Further Biographical Context for Chao Zhangfu

Chao Zhangfu was born in 1910, grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Chao Zhangfu

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