1921 - 2007
Cheng Shifa was a creative artist, Born in 1921, Cheng Shifa passed away in 2007. Artists Maurice Basko, Werner Brähne, Jean-Marc Blier, Robert Thomas Barbee, and Rakhim Akhmedovich Akhmedov are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Cheng Shifa
Cheng Shifa was born in 1921 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. 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.