Chen Huikun

1907 - 2011

Artist biography

Chen Huikun was a visual artist, Chen Huikun was born in 1907 and died in 2011. Artists Johannes Blagslev, Jean Borin, Ralph Meldrim Buffington, Francesco Bausi, and René Maria Burlet are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Huikun

Born in 1907, Chen Huikun's creative work was largely inspired by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a predominant political ideology which was also enormously influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative blossoming.

Chen Huikun

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