Chen Shaoping

1921 - 2009

Artist biography

Chen Shaoping was a creative visual artist, Chen Shaoping was born in 1921 and died in 2009. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Manlio Bacosi, Etienne Bucher, Geoffrey Bennison, Domenico Agnello, and John Bernhardt.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shaoping

Born in 1921, Chen Shaoping was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chen Shaoping