Cheng Yen-Fen

1902 - 1990

Artist biography

Cheng Yen-Fen was a visual artist, Born in 1902, Cheng Yen-Fen passed away in 1990. Artists Carlo Levi, Jean Eugène Bentzinger, Marjorie May Bacon, Mario Busato-Strauss, and Teodoro Ramos Blanco are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cheng Yen-Fen

Born in 1902, Cheng Yen-Fen grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the early years of the twentieth century. To have these years 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 widespread political ideology which was also particularly influential amongst artists and their communities. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919, and became an indispensable 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 tremendous creative growth.

Cheng Yen-Fen

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