Chen Hsientung

1930

Artist biography

Chen Hsientung is seen as an established artist, Chen Hsientung was born in 1930. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jean-Charles Bouloc, Lucien Arbaud, Pascual Bueno Ferrer, Mosheh Ben-Shaul, and Karl Friedrich Borneff.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Hsientung

Chen Hsientung was born in 1930 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy 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’ explosive 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chen Hsientung

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