Chen Shouchang

1906 - 1934

Artist biography

Chen Shouchang was an artist, Born in 1906, Chen Shouchang passed away in 1934. Artists like Charles Edwin Braddon, Lillian Abrams, Franco Amidei, Selimir Barbulović, and Leon Polk Smith were also born in 1906.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shouchang

Born in 1906, Chen Shouchang was primarily inspired by the 1920s growing up. The key innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many innovative and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place across the world. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to develop in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Significant artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology worldwide due to its cultural significance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and flourished under this way of thinking.

Chen Shouchang

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