Chen Kangchen

1893 - 1980

Artist biography

Chen Kangchen was a creative artist, Born in 1893, Chen Kangchen passed away in 1980. Also born in 1893 and of this same generation are Severin Bischof, William Rubery Bennett, Maurice Bouviolle, Lloyd Bailey, and Vittorio Bussoni.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Kangchen

Chen Kangchen was born in 1893, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by vibrant developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in different major cities around the world evolved a variety of modes of these key innovations. The first twenty years of the Twentieth Century can be considered to be among the most fruitful, and are noted as the time in art history when modern and modernist ideas first took hold of cultural production. The new order and rationality, alongside mechanisation in modes of production, saw art’s parallel discipline of architecture develop at an astonishing rate in the work of designers such as Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. It was the era of the Bauhaus and the idea of a common discipline amongst all modes of creative arts. Most, if not all, of the significant art movements we associate with modern and contemporary art can be viewed to source many of their essential founding philosophies in the incredible diversity of art produced during this time.

Chen Kangchen

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