Chen Jinghong

1903 - 1993

Artist biography

Chen Jinghong was an artist, Chen Jinghong was born in 1903 and died in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marian Brackenridge, Alfred Jensen, Alice Brasse-Forstmann, Josef Bok, and Maurice Barle.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jinghong

Chen Jinghong was born in 1903 and was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early 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 important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also tremendously influential amongst artists and their communities. notable artistic developments included a kind of expressive characteristic which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a central idea of Freudian theory. Important Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

Chen Jinghong

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