Chen Fangqian

1920 - 1985

Artist biography

Chen Fangqian was a creative visual artist, Chen Fangqian, born in 1920, died in 1985. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Silvio Bicchi, Dirk Cornelis Breed, Ange Boaretto, Ismail Altinok, and Adalie Margules Brent.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Fangqian

Born in 1920, Chen Fangqian's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prevail, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Chen Fangqian

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