Chen Shi Jie

1925 - 2006

Artist biography

Chen Shi Jie was a creative visual artist, Chen Shi Jie was born in 1925 and died in 2006. Artists like Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Demo Badioli, Carmelo Castellano, Gandy Brodie, and Victor Belov were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shi Jie

Born in 1925, Chen Shi Jie's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous influence on artistic production, with many artists focusing on the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives of artists began to address politics, and attempted to use their art to impact society. Artists held exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.