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Victor Wong
Mid Century San Francisco China Town Urban Landscape

1959

$920
$1,15020% Off

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Mid-century cityscape of San Francisco's China Town neighborhood, a detailed charcoal drawing by California beat generation artist and actor Victor Wong (Chinese-American, 1927-2001). Signed and dated "Victor Wong, 2/59" lower left. Displayed in a rustic black painted wood frame with plexiglass and new off-white mat. Image size: 20"H x 13.5"W. Victor Wong, born Yee Keung Victor Wong, was a second-generation Chinese American, born in Chinatown, San Francisco, California to Chinese immigrant parents. Wong graduated from San Francisco’s Lowell High School in 1945 and attended the University of California, Berkeley, to study journalism. He later attended the University of Chicago Divinity School for theology and obtained an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. Wong’s first art exhibit as a painting student was hosted by his friend Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the owner of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. Wong was also friends with another prominent member of the Beat Generation, writer Jack Kerouac, who mentioned him in his novel Big Sur. In 1968, Wong was working as a newscaster for KQED, but he was forced to change careers when his Bell’s palsy caused drooping on the left side of his face. He worked for six years (1968-1974) for PBS station KQED channel 9 in San Francisco as a photojournalist. When he was in Chicago, he also joined the Second City improvisational group which was in its formative stages.

Details

  • Creator
    Victor Wong (1927 - 2001, American, Chinese)
  • Creation Year
    1959
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73.03 cm)Width: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Some age toning to paper, consistent with age. Frame shows some signs of wear. Mat is new.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT-69421stDibs: LU5428343822

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