Chou Shih Hsin

1923

Artist biography

Chou Shih Hsin is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chou Shih Hsin was born in 1923. Artists Maria Grazia Bornigia, John L. Boatwright, Jean Paul Riopelle, Kenneth Nack, and Karl Olof Bert-Håge are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chou Shih Hsin

Born in 1923, Chou Shih Hsin was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades that followed. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent 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.