Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Dong Kingman  曾景文  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Dong Kingman

 
 

曾景文

 
     
 

© Dong Kingman  曾景文  portrait  -  chinesenewart

 
 
 
     
 
 
 

 

Dong Kingman  曾景文 pinyin  Zeng Jingwen 

Member of the National Academy of Design
Member of the Américan Watercolor Society
Member of theCalifornia Watercolor Society 

 

1911

Dong Kingman ( 1911-2000 ) was born in Oakland, in California  United States.

   

1916

The family returned to China.
   

 

He took Art lessons.
   

1929

He moved to San Francisco and began producing watercolors with the subject

 

of San Fancisco Bay.

 

 

 

Recognized as one of the best watercolorist of the Bay, the San Francisco Museum

 

of Art, acquired a number of his works.

 

 

1942

Thanks to a Guggenheim fellowship, he travelled around the United-States, painting

 

watercolors of american scene subjects and settled in New York.

 

His first Solo exhibition at Midtown Galleries  New Yorkwas a success.
   
 

After the war, he taught Art in différents intitutions : Columbia University, Hunter  

 

College and the Famous Artists school of Westport.

   

1945/1955

His works, a large number of cityscape watercolors ( New York and San Francisco ) 

 

are widely reproduced as cover or inside the magazines : Life, Time, Westways.

 

 

 

He involved in the film industry, as technical advisor.

 

His watercolors were used to set the visual moods in several Films.

1976

Hong Kong Dong received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Short Film

 

at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

   
   
   
 
 

Collections  Selection

   

Beverly Hills

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Boston

Museum of Fine Arts

   

Chicago

Art Institute

 

 
Colombus

Museum of Arts and Crafts

   
New York

Brooklyn Museum

New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art

New York

Modern Art Museum

   

San Francisco

M.H.de Young Memorial Museum of Art

   

Springfield

Springfield Art Museum

   

Washington

Smithsonian American Art Museum

   
   
   
   

2000

He passed away on May 12, in his home at Manhattan, at the age of 89.
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 

 

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exhibitions  selection

   

1945

Midtown Galleries  New York  United States

1951

Corcoran Gallery of Art  Washington United States

1959

Witte Memorial Museum  San Antonio  United States

1981

Mainland China's Ministry of Culture   Beijing Hangzhou Guangzhou  China

1994

Modern Art Museum  Taipei  Taiwan  

1999

Taiwan Provincial Museum Taichung  Taiwan

2000

Dong Kingman, an American Master in Holywood exhibition organized by the Academy

 

of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

2000/2002

Dong Kingman, an American Master National Touring exhibition  

 

San Francisco - Bâton Rouge - New York.

2001/2002

Dong Kingman in San Francisco retrospective organized by the Chinese Historical Society

 

of America & Museum and San Francisco State University's College of Creative Art

2002/2003

Dong Kingman, watercolor Master  Beijing Nationl Museum of Chinese Revolutionary History  

 

- Galleries of the Hong Kong  Central Library - Shanghai Art Museum.

 
 

 
 

© Dong Kingman  曾景文


 

   

Calart  Encinitas CA

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California Watercolor Gallery  Falbrook CA  

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Kodner Gallery  St.Louis 

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Dong Kingman  曾景文

 

 

 Dong Kingman  曾景文

 
 

Blue Moon (1942) Watercolor © Dong Kingman Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Blue Moon (1942) Watercolor © Dong Kingman
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

 

 
 

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