Chen Congzhou

1918 - 2000

Artist biography

Chen Congzhou was a creative visual artist, Chen Congzhou was born in 1918 and died in 2000. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are William Apap, Peter Aspel, Johann Wolfgang Behl, Paul Feiler, and Guy Bigot.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Congzhou

Chen Congzhou was born in 1918 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous impact on artistic production, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to influence society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Chen Congzhou

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