Chen Hongfei


Artist biography

Chen Hongfei is seen as an established artist, Chen Hongfei was born in 1922. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fred Anselm, Jozsef Beck, Jim Allen, Hanna Breidinger-Spohr, and Lluís Maria Arago Cabanos.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Hongfei

Chen Hongfei was born in 1922 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.