Chen Zhongjian

1913 - 1972

Artist biography

Chen Zhongjian was a creative visual artist, Chen Zhongjian, born in 1913, died in 1972. Artists Joachim Albrecht, Jean-Michel Atlan, Chen Shilai, Maurits Bilcke, and Wanda-Marie Bon are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Zhongjian

Born in 1913, Chen Zhongjian was largely inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prevail, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.