Friday, February 16, 2018

Chinese New Year Prints

January 30 – February 29, 1992
Taipei Gallery
McGraw-Hill Building
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10021-1579
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Yun Gee in California History

Summer 1993
On the cover: Yun Gee (1906–1963), The Flute Player (or Self Portrait), 1928, oil on canvas, 23 x 19 in. One of the early San Francisco Modernists, Yun Gee came to San Francisco from China in 1921. A student at the California School of Fine Arts, he was a founding member of the avant-garde Modern Gallery. Gee also established the Chinese Revolutionary Artists Club, where he later taught art. His San Francisco works were often bold, cubist-inspired street scenes and landscapes. In 1927, Gee moved to Paris for the first of two residencies there, and then settled permanently in New York, where his daughter, the artist Li-lan, resides. One of Gee’s paintings is owned by the Oakland Museum.

(Next post on Friday: Anna May Wong in Universal Weekly)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bing-Shang Leong

Prattonia 1939
Pratt Institute Yearbook
Leong, Bing Shang, Arch.,
117 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong, China.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
(New York)
June 8, 1939
“618 to Receive Pratt Institute Scrolls Today”

Bachelor of Architecture
Bing-Shang Leong
(column one, last name)

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Rosalind Chen

Palette and Pen 1924
The Yearbook of the Massachusetts Normal Art School
page 43: Rosalind Chen
Amoy, China, is our little “breath of the Orient.” She came from St. Mary’s Hall, Shanghai, to study Commercial Design with us. While over here, she is living at the Y.M.C.A. Oh, no! Rosalind is not lonesome. If you want to see a real sunny smile, just ask her about “him.” Her quiet manner and genial speech have won her a picture in our memories, which time itself cannot efface.

Palette and Pen 1925
The Yearbook of the Massachusetts Normal Art School
page 25: Rosalind Chen
This dear little lady from Amoy, China, is our only suggestion of the Orient, and a very sweet one it is. She went to school at St. Mary’s Hall, Shanghai, whence she came to study commercial design with us. Her faithful appliance to her work, and the dexterity with which she handles her problems, should be models of diligence to us all. Her work, too, seems to reflect all the daintiness and liveliness of the little oriental herself. While she is over here she lives at the Y.M.C.A.

Developing Visual Arts Education in the United States: Massachusetts Normal Art School and the Normalization of Creativity
Mary Ann Stankiewicz
Springer, 2016
page 199: …Rosalind Chen came from St. Mary’s Hall, Shanghai, China, to study commercial design….

(Next post: Bing-Shang Leong)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Chang Dai-chien, Pu Hsin-yu and Huang Chun-pi

Collector’s Exhibition of Three Masters
November 4 – December 14, 1994
Taipei Gallery
McGraw-Hill Building
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1001
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