Chen Jiaxun is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Jiaxun was born in 1934. Artists Ben Bianchi, Young-Il Ahn, John Hoyland, Patricia Butt, and Waldemar Andrzejewski are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Jiaxun
Chen Jiaxun was born in 1934 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.