Cao Boyong

1930 - 2011

Artist biography

Cao Boyong was a creative artist, Cao Boyong was born in 1930 and died in 2011. Also born in 1930 and of this same generation are Gilbert Albert, Virxilio Vieitez, Pierre Brousse, Gilbert Baglione, and Lawrence Backer.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Boyong

Born in 1930, Cao Boyong's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Cao Boyong

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