Chen Changzhi is regarded as a well established artist, Chen Changzhi was born in 1939. Artists like José De Guimarães, Wijdan Al-Hashemi, Hans Jorg Glattfelder, Horst Billstein, and John Batho were also born in 1939.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Changzhi
Born in 1939, Chen Changzhi grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.