Chen Xiaocui

1907 - 1968

Artist biography

Chen Xiaocui was a visual artist, Chen Xiaocui was born in 1907 and died in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Allon Francis Cook, Aaron Bohrod, Loty Blanchard, Jean Perdrizet, and Jean Blailé.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Xiaocui

Chen Xiaocui was born in 1907 and was largely inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity 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. The primary focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.