Meng Qingjia

1920 - 1982

Artist biography

Meng Qingjia was a visual artist. Meng Qingjia was born in 1920 and died in 1982. Artists Otto Hiller, Luis Garcia Ochoa, Walter Dreesen, Pierre Gastaud, and Charles Bukowski are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Meng Qingjia

Born in 1920, Meng Qingjia's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Meng Qingjia

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