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WUCIUS WONG (B. 1936)
2013 Art Gallery of the San Francisco State University, California, USA (group)
2010 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (group)
2009 Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA (solo)
Shanghai Art Museum, China (group)
2006 Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (solo)
1998 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (group)
1987 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA (solo)
1979 Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (solo)
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, USA
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, U.K.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA
British Museum, London, U.K.
Wucius Wong was born in Guangdong and moved to Hong Kong in 1946. Interested in literature and art, he started learning Western painting on his own in 1956 and later became a student of Lui Shou Kwan. In the 1960s Wong studied at Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio and Maryland Institute College of Art. Wong's paintings integrate elements of Chinese classical painting, Chinese and Western literature, and graphic design. He is fond of painting landscapes from a bird's eye view, a perspective unheard of among classical painters. Although Wong always uses Chinese ink, he incorporates in his composition geometric shapes and lines that disrupt the traditional rules of scale and distance. With meticulous brushwork and subtle treatment of light, Wong creates modern and boundless natural sceneries. With the theme "heaven, earth and man", Wong hopes to express the interdependence of the various elements of the world and the idea of continuity in nature.