Chen Jen Hao
1908 - 1976
Chen Jen Hao was a creative visual artist, Chen Jen Hao was born in 1908 and died in 1976. Artists Caroline-Louise Burnham, Preston Erwin Blair, Klaus Bücking, Kurt Art, and Jane S. Blaikley are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Jen Hao
Born in 1908, Chen Jen Hao grew up during the 1920s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Significant artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many 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 hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the leading theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.