Fan Baowen

1935 - 2009

Artist biography

Fan Baowen was a creative artist. Fan Baowen was born in 1935 and died in 2009. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Charlotte Dietrich, Juan José Gurrola, Alexander Dunluce, Augustin Anaittuq, and Oscar Alves.

Further Biographical Context for Fan Baowen

Born in 1935, Fan Baowen's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. 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 leading creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important 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 highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.