(1946 - 2005)
Yifei Chen was active/lived in New York / China. Yifei Chen is known for figure, genre, history and landscape painting, decoration.
Biography Yifei Chen
A well-known, commercially successful painter, decorator, film maker and designer, Chen Yifei spent most of his life in China but lived in New York City from 1980 to 1990. He did many oil paintings that blended styles of realism and romanticism and was one of the first artists to bridge the gap between art of the Cultural Revolution and contemporary art of the West.
He was born in Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. As a child, he moved with his family to Shanghai and there studied Russian art and Socialist Realism, which was the official art of China. He graduated from the Shanghai College of Art in 1965, the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. Early in his career, he followed the party line of Mao-Tse-Tung and di
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