Chiu Teng-Hiok

1903 - 1972

Artist biography

Chiu Teng-Hiok was a creative visual artist, Chiu Teng-Hiok, born in 1903, died in 1972. Artists Dhiren Deb Burman, Nandor Vydai Brenner, Verla Leone Birrell, Wim Abeleven, and Solange Bobichon are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chiu Teng-Hiok

Born in 1903, Chiu Teng-Hiok was largely influenced by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of influential and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of reflection and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were taking place worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology amongst artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an philosophy on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and flourish and develop further.

Chiu Teng-Hiok

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