1899 - 1974
Chen Zishou was a creative artist, Born in 1899, Chen Zishou passed away in 1974. Artists Aldo Bergonzoni, Fontana Lucio, Francesco Menzio, Robert Blatter, and Amos Lee Armstrong are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Zishou
Chen Zishou was born in 1899 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These years were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring different ways of communicating their ideas. After the First World War, artists endeavoured to explore psychological applications of art in response to the terrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to many countries across Europe and established the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were initially established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.