Lin Fengsu

1939 - 2017

Artist biography

Lin Fengsu was a creative artist. Born in 1939, Lin Fengsu passed away in 2017. Artists Angelo Dona, Marie-Cécile Defline-Bergot, Claudine Bresard, Arthur Bernard, and Nadia Becker are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Lin Fengsu

Lin Fengsu was born in 1939 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been 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 techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Lin Fengsu

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