1911 - 1970
Chen Yanqiao was a creative visual artist, Born in 1911, Chen Yanqiao passed away in 1970. Also born in 1911 and of this same generation are Erik Alsmark, Victoria Brüning, Karol Baraniecki, Barbara Barleigh, and Joe Bach.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Yanqiao
Born in 1911, Chen Yanqiao's creative work was largely inspired by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.