Chou Meng-Tieh

1920 - 2014

Artist biography

Chou Meng-Tieh was a visual artist, Born in 1920, Chou Meng-Tieh passed away in 2014. Artists Ewald Blankenburg, Chan Kwok Hoï, Arthur Cady, Violet Artah Bartlett, and Hartwing Burchard are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chou Meng-Tieh

Chou Meng-Tieh was born in 1920 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.