Chen Shengcong

1897 - 1987

Artist biography

Chen Shengcong was a creative artist, Chen Shengcong was born in 1897 and died in 1987. Also born in 1897 and of this same generation are Pierre Ernest Bouret, William S. Beeken, Onni Waldemar Alhonen, Victor Bourgeois, and Elizabeth W. Busch.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shengcong

Chen Shengcong was born in 1897 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by dynamic developments in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved many modes of these key innovations. The horrors of the First World War hatched significant developments in the psychological applications of art, including the absurdist stylings of Dadaism which arose in Paris, Berlin, Zurich and Hannover, and which brought recognition for artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. Many of these ideas would go on to flourish further in Surrealism - the primary art movement to fully incorporate psychology, and in particular ideas about the unconscious which had been developed by Sigmund Freud and his disciple Carl Jung.

Chen Shengcong

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