Chu Guonan

1899 - 1994

Artist biography

Chu Guonan was a visual artist, Chu Guonan was born in 1899 and died in 1994. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fritz Bender, Frank T.M. Beatty, Jacob Eiler Bang, Nahum Tschacbasov, and Richard Brunck De Freundeck.

Further Biographical Context for Chu Guonan

Chu Guonan was born in 1899 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists delving into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups exploring a variety of ways of expressing their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are noted as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines such as architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a leading way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced at this time.

Chu Guonan

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