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A subtle fusing of influences drawn from the East and the West softly permeates Wo paintings. He combines his strong heritage of Chinese brushwork and principles with his free translucent washes, punctuated with delicate linear accents and birds, fish and flowers. Ethereal light bathes his pictures and gives his work a quivering life. A native of China, who studied art at his early years in China and Hong Kong with Prof. Chao Shao-An. He migrated into the United States and settled in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and five children in 1975. His paintings have been exhibited in Canada, Australia, and throughout the Orient and the United States.

 

Wo is an admirer of nature. His paintings are the result of his effort to share with others the moments of joy, which he has experienced in his contact with the myriad phenomena of nature. His mastery of the brush and paint has enabled him to express freely the poetic mood of the beautiful things he encountered and the untrammeled spirit of the artist himself through the depiction of the living creatures, objects and scenes in nature. Among the more familiar themes of his paintings are birds, flowers, landscapes, plants and animals as well as their combinations. The dexterity of Wo's brush has the power of that magic touch which turns these common themes in the material world into symbols of happiness, friendliness, peace, gentleness, tranquillity, harmony and other good qualities of nature. Every painting of Wo is a poem in praise of nature. While the poet glorified nature in words, Wo praises the goodness of nature in paint.

 

C. C. Wang

 

 


Chronological Notes


  • 1927  Born in Quangdong, China

  • 1947  Attended International Art School, Hong Kong

  • 1949  Studied with Prof. Chao Shao-An of Lingnan School

  • 1954  Two-Men Exhibition - Auckland Society of Art, New Zealand

  • 1955  One-Man Exhibition - St John's Cathedral Hall, Hong Kong

  • 1956  One-Man Exhibition - St John's Cathedral Hall, Hong Kong

  • 1957  One-Man Exhibition - Cecil Arts, Hong Kong , Art Tour to Japan

  • 1958  Married Miss Margaret Chan

  • 1959  One-Man Exhibition - St John's Cathedral Hall, Hong Kong

  • 1959  Birth of his daughter, Teresa

  • 1960  One-Man Exhibition - Loyola College, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Birth of his son, Andrew

  • 1961  Joint Exhibition - Chinese Culture Foundation in Honolulu

  • 1962  Joint Exhibition of Lingnan School in Taiwan

  • 1964  One-Man Exhibition - Joint Travelling Exhibition in West Germany ,Birth of his son, John
             One-Man Exhibition - The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

  • 1965  One-Man Exhibition - Berresford Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA

  • 1966  One-Man Exhibition - Springfield Art Museum MO., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Albrecht Art Center, MO., USA.
             One-Man Exhibition ' Berresford Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA

  • 1967  One-Man Exhibition - University of Connecticut, CT., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
             One-Man Exhibition - Berresford Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA
             Publication of "Henry Wo Yue-Kee's Chinese Paintings"
             One-man Exhibiton - "Lotus Paintings" The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
             Birth of his daughter, Bernadette
             One-Man Exhibition - The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

  • 1968  One-Man Exhibition - Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
             One-Man Exhibition - Samat Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
             One-Man Exhibition - Apollo Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 1969  Exhibition Tours to the United States
             One-Man Exhibition - Stanford University, California, USA
             One-Man Exhibition - The China Institute, New York, NY., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Agra Gallery, Washington, D. C. USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Berresford Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA

  • 1970  Publication of "Drawings by Henry Wo Yue-Kee"
             One-Man Exhibition - US Culture Center, Hong Kong
             One-Man Exhibition - Hong Kong Hilton, Hong Kong
             One-Man Exhibition - Berresford Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA

  • 1971  One-Man Exhibition - Taipei Provincial Museum, Taiwan, R. O. C.
             One-Man Exhibition - Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Bradford Galleries, Austin, TX., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Beverley Braley Gallery, Bryan, TX., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Quadrangle Galleries, Dallas, TX., USA
             Publication of "Chinese Watercolours of Henry Wo Yue-Kee"

  • 1972  One-Man Exhibition - City Hall Art Gallery, Hong Kong
             Exhibition Tour to the United States
             One-Man Exhibition - St. John University, New York, USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Mobile Art Museum, AL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Berresford Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Intown Club, Cleveland, OH., USA
             Demonstration of Chinese Painting - Yale University
             One-Man Exhibition - Agra Gallery, Washington, D. C. USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Present Day Club, Princeton, NJ., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Quadrangle Galleries, Dallas, TX., USA

  • 1973  One-Man Exhibition - Spiva Art Center, Tulsa, OK., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
             One-Man Exhibition - Marco Polo Hotel, Singapore

  • 1974  One-Man Exhibition - City of Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
             Painting Trip to Quilin, China
             One-Man Exhibition - Quadrangle Galleries, Dallas, TX., USA

  • 1975  One-Man Exhibition - "Farewell Hong Kong", City Hall Art Gallery, Hong Kong
             One-Man Exhibition - Japanese-Canadian Culture Center, Toronto, Canada
             One-Man Exhibition - Tolley Galleries, Washington, D. C. USA

  • 1976  One-Man Exhibition - Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, CA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Fairhope Art Center, AL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Golden Door Gallery, New Hope, PA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Coker College, SC., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard MA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Graham Gallery, New York NY., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA., USA

  • 1977  One-Man Exhibition - Coffey Thompson Gallery, Charlotte, NC., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Galleria Louisa, Grand Rapids, MI., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Arts of Asia, Rochester, MN., USA

  • 1978  One-Man Exhibition - Tolley Galleries, Washington, D. C. USA
             One-Man Exhibition - A. B. Closson Gallery, Cincinnati, OH., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Newman Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA., USA

  • 1979  One-Man Exhibition - Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Tolley Galleries, Washington, D. C., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - City Hall Art Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 1980  One-Man Exhibition - The Fine Arts Museum of the South At Mobile, AL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Anthenaeum Art Museum, Alexandria, VA, USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Shippensburg State College, PA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Tolley Galleries, Washington, D. C. USA

  • 1981  One-Man Exhibition - Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Coffey Thompson, Charlotte, NC., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Twentieth Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Tolley Galleries, Washington, D. C. USA
             Painting Trip to China

  • 1982  One-Man Exhibition - The Fine Arts Museum of the South At Mobile, AL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Littlehouse Art Center, Birmingham, AL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - A. B. Closson Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Newman Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Meinhard Galleries, Houston, TX., USA

  • 1983  One-Man Exhibition - Tolley Galleries, Washington, D. C. USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Callaway Galleries, Rochester, MN., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Edgartown Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA

  • 1984  One-Man Exhibition - Zhong Guo Mei Shu Guan, Beijing, P.R.C.
             One-Man Exhibition - City Hall Art Gallery, Hong Kong
             One-Man Exhibition - Prince Royal Galleries, Alexandria, VA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Golden Door Gallery, New Hope, PA., USA
             Painting Trip to China

  • 1985  One-Man Exhibition - Littlehouse Art Center, Birmingham, AL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - A. B. Closson Gallery, Cincinnati, OH., USA

  • 1986  One-Man Exhibition - Poisson D'or Gallery, St. Martin, West Indies
             One-Man Exhibition - Tatem Galley, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., USA

  • 1987  One-Man Exhibition - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Golden Door Gallery, New Hope, PA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - The Cave Art Center, Taipei, R. O. C.
             Painting Trip to China

  • 1988  One-Man Exhibition - Prince Royal Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - The Art League, Alexandria, VA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - J. Toed Galleries, Wellesley, MA., USA

  • 1989  One-Man Exhibition - The Fine Arts Museum of the South At Mobile, AL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - The Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard MA., USA
    1990   One-Man Exhibition - York College, York, PA., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - Chinese Culture Institute, Boston, MA., USA

  • 1991  One-Man Exhibition - The Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA., USA

  •          1992 One-Man Exhibition - The Civic Garden Centre, Toronto, Canada
             One-Man Exhibition - Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL., USA

  • 1993  One-Man Exhibition - Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL., USA
             One-Man Exhibition - The National Museum of History, Taipei, R. O. C.
             One-Man Exhibition - Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
     

  • 1994  One-Man Exhibition - Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, R. O. C.

  • 1996  One-Man Exhibition - Hong Kong Jockey Club for the benefit of Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Hong Kong
     

  • 1997  One-Man Exhibition - Dr. Sun Yat-San, Memorial Museum for the benefit of Cardinal Tin.Hospital, Tapei, R. O. C.

  • 1998  Tapei 1998 International Art Festival, R. O. C.

 

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