Chen Haihong

1918 - 1996

Artist biography

Chen Haihong was a creative visual artist, Chen Haihong, born in 1918, died in 1996. Also born in 1918 and of this same generation are Vaghinak Aslanian, Irène Zack, Henri Bopi, Hasmet Akal, and Albert Coll.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Haihong

Born in 1918, Chen Haihong was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant political philosophies - 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 plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty priceless paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chen Haihong

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