Chen Tengguang


Artist biography

Chen Tengguang is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Tengguang was born in 1940. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Conrad Atkinson, Ana Vieira, Tony Bishop, Erdmut Bramke, and Jean Larivière.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Tengguang

Born in 1940, Chen Tengguang's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. 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 significant 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 subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.