Chen Ching He

1914

Artist biography

Chen Ching He is an established contemporary artist, Chen Ching He was born in 1914. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Enrique Blanco Lac, Anita Buy Fazzini, Pierre Balmain, William Alexander Allen, and Hercules Barsotti.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Ching He

Chen Ching He was born in 1914 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 preliminary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chen Ching He

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