Bobby Chiong

1921 - 1997

Artist biography

Bobby Chiong was a visual artist, Born in 1921, Bobby Chiong passed away in 1997. Artists Joe Stefanelli, Alexandr Filippovich Burak, Bernard Harry Caster, John Bernhardt, and Ernst Beyeler are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bobby Chiong

Bobby Chiong was born in 1921 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many decades that followed. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Bobby Chiong

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