Cheng Liushen

1910 - 1987

Artist biography

Cheng Liushen was a creative artist, Born in 1910, Cheng Liushen passed away in 1987. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Merlyn Evans, Gérard Bengu, Feofan Georgievic Angelin, Virginia Mae Eveleth Brockett, and Michael Boycott Brown.

Further Biographical Context for Cheng Liushen

Cheng Liushen was born in 1910 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have this time as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by inspiring practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw significant shifts in politics. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an essential place surrounding notions in favour of the unification of art, craft and design disciplines – an idea that became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk. Surrealism came to be the predominant expressive mode of the 1920s, and was aided by the liberalism of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which was an environment that allowed for remarkable creative flowering.

Cheng Liushen

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