Cai Gongheng

1922 - 1978

Artist biography

Cai Gongheng was a creative visual artist, Cai Gongheng was born in 1922 and died in 1978. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are André Besse, Simone Boisecq, Bill Blass, Sune Alehammar, and Jacques Burel.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Gongheng

Born in 1922, Cai Gongheng was largely inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated 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 growth 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 subsequent 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.

Cai Gongheng

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