Chen Tingshi

1916 - 2002

Artist biography

Chen Tingshi was a creative visual artist, Chen Tingshi, born in 1916, died in 2002. Also born in 1916 and of this same generation are Marcel Bouissou, Franz Josef Blaschke, Palazuelo, Mildred L. Baughman, and Zéphir Busine.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Tingshi

Chen Tingshi was born in 1916 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the conflict between the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous impact on artistic production, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to influence society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Chen Tingshi

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