Chen Wenxi

1906 - 1991

Artist biography

Chen Wenxi was a creative artist, Born in 1906, Chen Wenxi passed away in 1991. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Walter Whall Battiss, Lillian Abrams, Lionel Byalin, Jean Angladon-Debrujeaud, and Pierre Bach.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Wenxi

Chen Wenxi was born in 1906 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1920s. Significant artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and sombreness following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural importance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and focused on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany enabled this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Chen Wenxi

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