Chen Qiong

1908 - 1983

Artist biography

Chen Qiong was a creative visual artist, Chen Qiong, born in 1908, died in 1983. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jorge Almeida De Monteiro, Rafael Basterrechea Aguirre, Alberto Brambilla, Mel Blanc, and Alice Blakeslee.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Qiong

Chen Qiong was born in 1908 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by incredible practitioners of the pictorial arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding ideas in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the key expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for tremendous creative developments.

Chen Qiong