Chin Hsiao-Yi

1921 - 2007

Artist biography

Chin Hsiao-Yi was an artist, Chin Hsiao-Yi was born in 1921 and died in 2007. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Renzo Bandoli, Oleg Bourak, Anne Christopherson, David Botha, and Chen Fangji.

Further Biographical Context for Chin Hsiao-Yi

Born in 1921, Chin Hsiao-Yi was largely inspired by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Chin Hsiao-Yi

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