Walasse Ting (1929 – 2010) A Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals. 1952 He left Hong Kong and settled in Paris where he associated with artists such as Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, and Pierre Alechinsky, members of the avant-garde group CoBrA. In 1957 he moved to New York where his work was influenced by pop art and abstract expressionism. In the mid of 1970’s his work has been described as figuratism. His works are found in many museums worldwide, like the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and the Hong Kong Museum of Art among others.