May Ling Yong - Fine Artist

May Ling Yong

Adma, Kesrouan - Lebanon

 
 
 

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May Ling Yong

Adma, Kesrouan - Lebanon

May Ling Yong - Fine Artist

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About May Ling Yong

May Ling, Artist Painter
Beirut, Lebanon
May Ling Yong was born February 3 1946 in Vienna, Austria to a German mother and Chinese father, both circus acrobats.
At the time of her birth, in the middle of the Second World War, her parents had fled Nazi Germany, a journey that would lead them all over Europe and the Middle East. May Ling started performing with the family as a child singer and acrobat from very early on until the age of twelve.
At the age of 9, her father recognized her talent for drawing and painting and started painting with her. It would become her lifelong passion.
In 1958, the family settled in Beirut, Lebanon and started the first Chinese Restaurant in the Middle East.
After studying dressmaking and designing, May Ling went on to study painting at the `Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts` and afterwards at the private `Guvder Art School `.
She is a great admirer of both classical painters such as Botticelli as well as Dali, Picasso and Toulouse Lautrec, but has a preference for the Expressionist period, which greatly influences and inspires a lot of her works.
Her multi-cultural back ground and surroundings and her life experiences –good and bad- have made her a very versatile and multi-talented painter. Her very personal and expressive works encompass multiple styles and periods over the years from very classical to cubism and expressionism.

Her favourite themes are the human face and body, hence the many portraits and nudes, but she also painted stills and many abstracts. May Ling has a special interest in religious themes and figures. She was once contracted to restore all the paint of the statues of saints in the Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Hamra Street, Beirut.
Some of the originals have been damaged during the civil war in Lebanon, one had to be repaired from a bullet hole and others were damaged in a fire. The remaining collection has been brought over to Europe since then.
May Ling is very happy to share her works with you on Fine Arts America and hopes you will enjoy them.

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Portraits, faces and people

May Ling Yong - Insecure
 

Insecure by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Do not Cry
 

Do not Cry by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Warum
 

Warum by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Melancholy
 

Melancholy by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Yesterday when I was young
 

Yesterday when I was young by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Flora
 

Flora by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Layla pleading
 

Layla pleading by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Omar
 

Omar by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - The Sailor
 

The Sailor by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Tiggy
 

Tiggy by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - The Chief
 

The Chief by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Clown
 

Clown by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - The Mask
 

The Mask by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Cigarette
 

Cigarette by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Tattoo
 

Tattoo by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - The Prince
 

The Prince by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Michael Jackson Hat
 

Michael Jackson Hat by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Michael Jackson shirt
 

Michael Jackson shirt by May Ling Yong

May Ling Yong - Zaven
 

Zaven by May Ling Yong

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