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Ming Wai
Happy Sisters

1977

$1,350

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This artwork Titled "Happy Sisters" 1977 in a color off set lithograph by renown Chinese/American artist Wai Ming A.K.A Lo Hing Kwok, b.1938. It is hand signed and inscribed A.P (Artist Proof) in pencil by the artist. The image size is 29 x 19 inches, sheet size is 36 x 25 inches. It is in excellent condition, the colors are fresh and bright, it has never been framed. About the artist: Wai Ming, was born in Canton, South China on November 11, 1938, the son of a school master with nine children. Extremely poor as a child, he was raised in Hong Kong enduring many hardships amidst a chaotic environment of war and refugee settlements. Wai Ming's love for art flourished and he developed his drawing techniques without any art education, just painting what he saw. In the 1960s, Ming found representation in Hong Kong and also took the unusual step of opening his own gallery to display his work in. His primary interest being to capture images of life in fishing villages, or 'fish-folk', who have retained traditional Chinese culture, his work was at home with the sensibilities of many art buyers in Hong Kong. Crossing the ocean in his mid-30s, Wai Ming arrived in San Francisco from Hong Kong in 1974. There, he experienced initial resistance from galleries and the official art world for a variety of reasons, but was ultimately embraced by dealer Jack Swanson only five months after his arrival. The four paintings that he displayed at Swanson Art Gallery for the first time in 1975 were all sold within the first day. Since then, not only has the demand for his work grown steadily, but he is acknowledged by many as one of the Bay Area's leading artist. His original oil paintings and prints are admired and collected by people throughout the world.

Details

  • Creator
    Ming Wai (1938, American, Chinese)
  • Creation Year
    1977
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 0.01 in. (0.26 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: wai/hap/sis/011stDibs: LU66637415272

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