1905 - 1979
Kyung Chu was a visual artist, Born in 1905, Kyung Chu passed away in 1979. Artists Francis Butterfield, Asun Asarta, Angeline A. Christaldi, Antonio Berni, and Johan Van Aanholt are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Kyung Chu
Born in 1905, Kyung Chu's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the first years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in the political world. Marxism was a prevalent political ideology which was also particularly influential amid artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was epitomised by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism developed throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a fundamental idea of Freudian theory. Notable Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread internationally.