Chen Kegang

1916 - 1993

Artist biography

Chen Kegang was an artist, Chen Kegang, born in 1916, died in 1993. Artists Friedrich Bömches, Vladimir Pavlovich Bogomazov, Elizabeth Angrnaqquaq, Sidney Bertram Robertson Rodger, and Jean-Raymond Bessil are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Kegang

Chen Kegang was born in 1916 and was predominantly influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chen Kegang

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