1902 - 1980
Chen Hongzao was a creative visual artist, Chen Hongzao was born in 1902 and died in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Max Böhlen, Ben P. Bailey, Maurice Berezov, Richard Oliver Bonney, and Renzo Barchi.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Hongzao
Born in 1902, Chen Hongzao was largely inspired by the 1920s. Important artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The primary focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.