Wucius Wong

Chinese, b. 1936

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Born in 1936 in Guangdong Province, China, Wucius Wong is a celebrated ink painter and a proponent of the Hong Kong New Ink Movement. He grew up in Hong Kong, and under the tutelage of Lui Shou-kwan began studying Chinese ink painting in 1955. He co-founded the Modern Literature and Art Association before becoming a member of the One Art Group. After organising the First Hong Kong International Salon of Painting in 1960, he went on to study at the Columbus College of Art and Design in the United States, before obtaining a BFA and MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He was a lecturer at the Extra Mural Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1965, principal lecturer at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1966, and was a curator at the City Hall Museum and Art Gallery from 1967 to 1984. In 1971, he was awarded an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, and the Emeritus Fellowship of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1998. Presently, he is an Adjunct Professor of the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, museum expert adviser to the Leisure and Culture Department, Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Ink Painting Institute in Hong Kong, Committee Member of the Hong Kong Chinese Artists Association, and Committee Member of the Chinese Ink Painting Institute in Beijing, and artist residence at Hong Kong Polytechnic.

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