Bernice Bing

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Bernice Bing
Born 1936
San Francisco, California
Died 1998
Philo, California
Nationality Chinese American
Education Studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Olivera, Elmer Bischoff, Clyfford Still, Frank Lobdell
Alma mater California College of Arts and Crafts, California School of Fine Arts
Known for Oil painting
Movement Abstractionism

Bernice Bing (1936-1998) was a Chinese American artist born in San Francisco, California in 1936.

She was known for her interest in the Beats and Zen Buddhism, and for "calligraphy-inspired abstraction" in her paintings, which she adopted after study with Saburo Kasegara.

She was an activist and an arts administrator in the 1980s in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Her work Mayacamas, No. 6, March 12, 1963 is held by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. It was inspired by the Mayacamas Mountains of Northern California.

She died in Philo, California in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ Cornell, Daniell; Mark Dean Johnson; Gordon H Chang (2008). Asian American modern art: shifting currents, 1900-1970. San Francisco : University of California Press; Berkeley: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. p. 127. ISBN 9780520258648.