1921 - 1991
Cao Li'An was a visual artist, Cao Li'An was born in 1921 and died in 1991. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Julio Aumente, Boris Cenic, Natalya Pavlona Antokolstaya, Werner Brähne, and Zdenek Budinsky.
Further Biographical Context for Cao Li'An
Cao Li'An was born in 1921 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose 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 later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.