Chen Huaigu

1940

Artist biography

Chen Huaigu is an established artist, Chen Huaigu was born in 1940. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Claude Alexandre, Alexandre Chaussat, Peter Butterfield, John H Howard, and Antonio Caballero.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Huaigu

Born in 1940, Chen Huaigu's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chen Huaigu

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