1917 - 2000
Cheng Zhiqing was a creative visual artist, Cheng Zhiqing was born in 1917 and died in 2000. Also born in 1917 and of this same generation are William Brinley, Hamed Abdalla, Alex Maier, Sepp Brauchle, and Henry Bailum.
Further Biographical Context for Cheng Zhiqing
Born in 1917, Cheng Zhiqing's creative work was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence on an international scale. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to integrate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their radical political ideologies, developing a new kind of magic realism.