1916 - 1977
Chen Linxiang was a visual artist, Chen Linxiang, born in 1916, died in 1977. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ika Büger, Renate Gabriele Böhmer, Martin Battersby, Earle A Bilcher, and Anne Bretzfelder.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Linxiang
Chen Linxiang was born in 1916 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 dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. 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 stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets 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.