Chen Yingde


Artist biography

Chen Yingde is regarded as a well established artist, Chen Yingde was born in 1940. Artists Sophia Vari, Louis Berton, Jill Bonovitz, Brian Busselle, and Gladys Nilsson are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Yingde

Born in 1940, Chen Yingde was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.