Chen Ketian

1914 - 1987

Artist biography

Chen Ketian was a creative artist, Born in 1914, Chen Ketian passed away in 1987. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marion Louise Brazee, Nat Fein, Canute Caliste, Friedel Auer-Miehle, and Erhard Theodor Astler.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Ketian

Chen Ketian was born in 1914, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prominent, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.