Chen Chin

1907 - 1998

Artist biography

Chen Chin was a creative artist, Born in 1907, Chen Chin passed away in 1998. Also born in 1907 and of this same generation are Mario Bellavista, Clive Branson, Sa Bustamante, Maaike Braat, and David Payne.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Chin

Born in 1907, Chen Chin's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1920s. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were matured further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were dramatic and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Important artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Chen Chin

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