Cheng Chiam Hwie
Cheng Chiam Hwie is regarded as a well established artist, Cheng Chiam Hwie was born in 1921. Artists Arwed Balke, Ivan Kozaric, Norman Fryberger Belknap, Charles Boulet-Pfeiffer, and Antonio Calvo Carrion are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Cheng Chiam Hwie
Cheng Chiam Hwie was born in 1921, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. globally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret plan to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.