(1920 - 2010)

Walasse Ting was born in Wuxi, China, but was raised in Shanghai where, by his own account, he first began painting on sidewalks. In 1952, he moved to Paris where he formed close friendships with members of the CoBrA group. Eight years later, Ting immigrated to New York, where he became involved with pop artists. In 1964 he published a book of his poems entitled One Cent Life illustrated with original lithographs by numerous American and European artists. He was awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 1977, and published Red Mouth, a book of erotic drawings and paintings. He is the author of many other books, and has had numerous exhibitions throughout the world.