Chen Fan

1931

Artist biography

Chen Fan is seen as an established artist, Chen Fan was born in 1931. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Laurentiu Buda, Wlodzimierz Buczek, Georg Benz, Edward Bazylyanskyy, and Thomas Taylor Bowie.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Fan

Chen Fan was born in 1931 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. 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 substantial 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 later decades. 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 acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chen Fan

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