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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Jeff Breiman - Nude In Black and White

Nude In Black and White

by Jeff Breiman was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Teresa Wegrzyn - CRIMSON no.2

CRIMSON no.2

by Teresa Wegrzyn was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Alfred Motzer - Lady of Wood and Pond

Lady of Wood and Pond

by Alfred Motzer was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Aimelle  - For the love of birds

For the love of birds

by Aimelle was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Deyanira Harris - Finding Peace

Finding Peace

by Deyanira Harris was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Helena Wierzbicki - Flames of needs

Flames of needs

by Helena Wierzbicki was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Helena Wierzbicki - In lone and silent hours

In lone and silent hours

by Helena Wierzbicki was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Margit Wimmer - Musical On Ice

Musical On Ice

by Margit Wimmer was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

EciAm Visual Arts - Three Women

Three Women

by EciAm Visual Arts was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

EciAm Visual Arts - Drain

Drain

by EciAm Visual Arts was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Anastasiya Malakhova - Cute

Cute

by Anastasiya Malakhova was favorited by May Ling Yong on 09/04/2014

Helena Wierzbicki - Motherhood II

Motherhood II

by Helena Wierzbicki was favorited by May Ling Yong on 05/05/2014

Nicole Philippi - Girl keeping the gate to Funkytown

Girl keeping the gate to...

by Nicole Philippi was favorited by May Ling Yong on 05/05/2014

Christel  Roelandt - Slave To Love

Slave To Love

by Christel Roelandt was favorited by May Ling Yong on 05/05/2014

Christel  Roelandt - Touch Your Face Again

Touch Your Face Again

by Christel Roelandt was favorited by May Ling Yong on 05/05/2014

Jim Vance - Luli

Luli

by Jim Vance was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/14/2014

Dorina  Costras - Another Kind Of Rhapsody

Another Kind Of Rhapsody

by Dorina Costras was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/14/2014

Anita Dale Livaditis - Self Portrait

Self Portrait

by Anita Dale Livaditis was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/14/2014

Dragica  Micki Fortuna - Morning

Morning

by Dragica Micki Fortuna was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/14/2014

Jackie Mauritz - Dancing Nude

Dancing Nude

by Jackie Mauritz was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/14/2014

Mary Armstrong - Portrait of Gray

Portrait of Gray

by Mary Armstrong was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/14/2014

Ana Maria Edulescu - Blooming Beyond Known Skies - The Tree Of Life - Abstract Contemporary Original Oil Painting

Blooming Beyond Known...

by Ana Maria Edulescu was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/14/2014

Michal Kwarciak - Blessed Ones

Blessed Ones

by Michal Kwarciak was favorited by May Ling Yong on 04/10/2014

Deyanira Harris - The Universe and Creation

The Universe and Creation

by Deyanira Harris was favorited by May Ling Yong on 03/29/2014