Chen Xueqiong

1936

Artist biography

Chen Xueqiong is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chen Xueqiong was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jon Thompson, Poul Winkel Agger, Heather Bell, Mireya Baglietto, and Hubert Aratym.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Xueqiong

Born in 1936, Chen Xueqiong's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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.

Chen Xueqiong

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