Chen Xitong

1930 - 2013

Artist biography

Chen Xitong was an artist, Born in 1930, Chen Xitong passed away in 2013. Artists Giorgio Bellandi, Rudolf Burda, Henry Benson, Claude Bourguignon, and Margorie Biscomb are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Xitong

Chen Xitong was born in 1930 and was largely influenced by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural maturation in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.