Chen Bohua


Artist biography

Chen Bohua is regarded as a well established artist, Chen Bohua was born in 1919. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hanna Bendov, Earl F. Bennett, Maj Arnell, Valentin Bogdanov, and Cameron Bannerman.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Bohua

Chen Bohua was born in 1919 and was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chen Bohua

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