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John Way

 
 

魏樂唐

 
     
 

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John Way  魏樂唐  pinyin Wei Letang


1921

John Way ( 1921-2012 ), was born in Shanghai, China. His father was a collector
  of Chinese painting and calligraphy.
   

1935/1949

He studied calligraphy under Li Zhongqian ( 1881-1956 ).

   

1937

He hold his first exhibition at the Sun Gallery, Shanghai.
   

1949

He moved to Hong Kong and studied Western Art at the Hong Kong Art Club.
   

1956

He emigrated with his family to the United States and settled in Boston, Massachusetts.

  He studied at M.I.T School Architecture.

 

 

1960

He turned to abstraction.
   

1965

He participated to the collective exhibition Painting without a Brush,at the Institute

 

of ontemporary Art, Boston.

   

1973

He settled in Los Aaltos, Californy .

   

1975

He studied in Paris, France.
   
 

He published four Chinese Calligraphy series ( 1981 ) ( 1986 ) ( 1991 ) ( 1999 )

   

1985

He participated in Salon des Nations, with ten oil paintings on paper.
   

1998

He was appointed Art professor at the International Academy Greci-Marino, in Vinzaglio,
  Italy
   

2001

The Shanghai Museum of Fine Arts dedicated him a great retrospective :
 

 80 years of painting.

   

2012

He died, at the age of 91 years.
   
   
   
   
 

Collections

Art Museum Hong Kong China

Pacific Asia Museum

Pasadana United States
Fine Arts Museum San Francisco United States

Iris and Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art

Stanford

United States
   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

© John Way  魏樂唐 -  Oil on paper on canvas  -  1993


©  John Way  魏樂唐  -  Oil on paper on canvas  -  1993

 
 
 
 
     
   


Solo exhibitions  
selection

 
       
    United States  

1968

 

Stratton Center, MIT Gallery

Oil painting
    Boston  
       
    United Statess  

1976

 

Rubicon Gallery

Oil painting
   

Los Altos

 
       
   

Taïwan

 

1981

 

National Museum of History

Calligraphy

   

Taipei

 
       
    États-Unis  

1994

 

On The Rim Gallery

 
    San Francisco  
       
    China  

2001

  Art Museum

80 years of painting

    Shanghai  
       
    China  

2001

 

Alisan Fine Arts

 
   

Hong Kong

 
       
    China  

2003

 

Alisan Fine Arts

 
   

Hong Kong

 
       
    United States  

2006

  Honolulu Academy of Arts  
    Hawai  
       
    China  

2006

 

Alisan Fine Arts

Painterly Calligraphy, John Way

   

Hong Kong

 
       
    China  

2010

 

Art Vim Gallery

90-Year Retrospective

    Beijing

of Chinese-American Artist John Way

       
       

 

 


Collective exhibitions  
selection

 
       
    United States  

1969

  Contemporary Art Institute  
    Boston  
       

 

  France  

1985

  Salon des Nations  

 

  Paris  

 

     

 

  United States  

1993

  International Biennial  

 

  Miami  
       
    China  

2014

  Art Basel  
   

Hong Kong

 
       
    China  

2015

  Convention Center

Syncretic Visions - The First Generation

   

Hong Kong

of Chinese Artists in America

       
    China  

2016

02.12 08.12

HK Central Library

Celebrating 35 Years of Promoting

   

Hong Kong

Chinese Contemporary Art

       
 
 

© John Way  魏樂唐  -  Oil on paper on canvas  -  1992


©  John Way  魏樂唐  -  Oil on paper on canvas  -  1992

 
 

   

Alisan Fine Arts  Hong Kong

www.alisan.com.hk

Sabine Vazieux Gallery  Paris

www.sabinevazieux.com

   

 

 

© John Way  魏樂唐 -  Oil on paper on canvas  -  1991


©  John Way  魏樂唐  -  Oil on paper on canvas  -  1991

 


 
 

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