C C WANG |
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China 1907 - 2003
C. C. Wang (Suzhou 1907 – July 3, 2003 New York City) was also known as Wang Chi-ch'ien or Wang Jiqian. He was a Chinese painter, calligrapher, collector and connoisseur. After moving to New York he began to experiment with a synthesis of traditional Chinese style and modern Western techniques. Most famously he employed "accidental" textures to build up the ground of his landscapes. He called these paintings "mountains of the mind" or "mind landscapes" since they were intended to evoke both thought and emotions.
Born in Wu County, Jiangsu Province, China.
Studied under Suzhou painter Gu Linshi (1865-1933), Who is also a collector of classical Chinese painting.
Studied painting with well-known painter and collector Wu Hufan (1894-1968) in Shanghai while simultaneously studying law in the evening Law School in the Soo Chow University.
Served as member of the committee for the first major exhibition of Chinese art from Beijing Palace Museum collection in London, England.
Co-authored "The seals of Chinese Painters and Collectors in Ming and Qing Dynasti ...
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