Chen Lin

1925

Artist biography

Chen Lin is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Lin was born in 1925. Artists like Sandra Brunetti, Lenz Klotz, Attilio Brighenti, António Charrua, and Léonid Berlin were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Lin

Chen Lin was born in 1925 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. 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 power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chen Lin

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