Chen Xiwei


Artist biography

Chen Xiwei is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Xiwei was born in 1929. Also born in 1929 and of this same generation are Rolph Kenneth Blakstad, Lucio Muñoz, Andreu Alfaro Hernandez, Geneviève Bourdet, and Giuseppe Uncini.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Xiwei

Born in 1929, Chen Xiwei was predominantly influenced by the 1950s growing up. 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 predominant 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.

Chen Xiwei

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