Chen Shaomo

1914 - 2006

Artist biography

Chen Shaomo was an artist, Born in 1914, Chen Shaomo passed away in 2006. Also born in 1914 and of this same generation are José Luis Aldecoa Echevarria, Alfredo Chighine, Rex Paulain Jack Barrat, Sheila Brannigan, and Nicholas Britsky.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shaomo

Chen Shaomo was born in 1914 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1930s. 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 required 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 primary 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.