Chen Shilai

1913 - 2001

Artist biography

Chen Shilai was a creative visual artist, Chen Shilai, born in 1913, died in 2001. Artists like Peter Bock-Schroeder, Roberta Jean Blair, Marion B Brown, Ara Vaghinak Bekarian, and Alan Bengall Charlton were also born in 1913.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shilai

Chen Shilai was born in 1913 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era took a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social tumult that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the world’s population.