Walasse Ting was born just outside of Shanghai. He moved to Pairs in 1950and remained for 11 years. His paintings can be characterised by their vivid colours particularly his use of strong shades of red. His favourite subjects include deeply sensuous women, animals such as cats, birds and fishes and a broad range of flora and fauna. He has been based in New York since 1961 making frequent trips to Europe, South America and the Far East.