Chen Zhi

1902 - 2001

Artist biography

Chen Zhi was a creative visual artist, Chen Zhi was born in 1902 and died in 2001. Artists like Jacques Berger, Charles Martin Coe, Kurt Busch, Jean Bruller, and Alfredo Bonciani were also born in 1902.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Zhi

Born in 1902, Chen Zhi's creative work was largely influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were vivid and dynamic.

Chen Zhi

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