Cheong Laitong


Artist biography

Cheong Laitong is regarded as a well established artist, Cheong Laitong was born in 1932. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gianfranco Bernasconi, Fioen Blaisse, Livio Bernasconi, Joseph Bellia, and Albert Pierre Edmond Célice-Géraud.

Further Biographical Context for Cheong Laitong

Cheong Laitong was born in 1932, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Cheong Laitong

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