Walasse TING |
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China 1929 - 2010
Walasse Ting (October 13, 1929 Shanghai – May 17, 2010 New York) was a Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals.
Ting was born in Wuxi, China in 1929, but was raised in Shanghai where by his own account; he first began painting on sidewalks. In 1950 he moved to Paris where he lived for 11 years,and formed close friendships with members of the CoBrA Group. Eight years later Ting emigrated to New York, where he became involved with pop artists and was influence by Abstract Expressionism.Since 1961, he has been living in New York, making long and frequent trips to Europe, South America and the Far East.
His work is to be found in many public collections including: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Art Hong Kong; The Chrysler Museum, Provincetown and the Musee Cernuschi, Paris.
Works acquired by:
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit
Chrysler Museum ...
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