Chen Haiying

1918 - 2010

Artist biography

Chen Haiying was a creative visual artist, Chen Haiying, born in 1918, died in 2010. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Konrad Bail, Agnes Van Den Brandeler, Janny Brugman-De Vries, Irene Hilde Aronson, and Cyril Aronson Miles.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Haiying

Chen Haiying was born in 1918 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1930s. globally 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 Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed 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 unique 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 Haiying

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