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Walasse Ting (1929 – 2010)

Born in Shanghai, China, Walesse Ting was a self-taught painter, sculptor, graphic artist and poet who left China in 1949 and became a United States citizen in 1974. He traveled and settled for a period in Paris beginning 1953, and became acquainted with artists Karel Appel, Asger Jorn and Pierre Alechinsky, members of the avant-garde group called COBRA.

From 1963, he lived in New York City and worked in a variety of styles ranging from pure non-objectivity to figurative works showing both people and animals.

Exhibitions of his work have been held in Hong Kong, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Milan, Vienna, Madrid and in the United States in New York, Detroit, and Pittsburgh.

Sources include:
American Art Review, December 1997

Biography from the Archives of AskART