Chen Chunyuan

1928 - 1982

Artist biography

Chen Chunyuan was a visual artist, Chen Chunyuan, born in 1928, died in 1982. Artists like Herbert Bohnert, Geoffrey David Armstrong, Shoona Aragutak, Julian Stanczak, and Rudi Burandt were also born in 1928.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Chunyuan

Born in 1928, Chen Chunyuan was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. 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 required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty unique 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 Chunyuan

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