Cao Guojian is an established contemporary artist, Cao Guojian was born in 1936. Also born in 1936 and of this same generation are Gianfranco Chiavacci, Walter Pichler, Gérard Bélanger, Domenick Turturro, and Ernie Bereti.
Further Biographical Context for Cao Guojian
Born in 1936, Cao Guojian was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.