Traditional Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Talk/Demonstration

with Artist Paul Wang

Posted: August 27, 2010

Pu Hua Landscape

Pu Hua, Chinese, 1834-1911, Landscape, ink on paper. On loan from the Richard Fabian Collection. Showing at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, August 28 - December 5.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is very proud to feature classical Chinese painting and calligraphy artist, Paul Wang for a special ARTbreak!

Date: Thursday, September 2
Time: 3-4 pm
Location: The Fountains at Bronson Place, 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo
Admission: Free and open to the public
RSVP: (269) 382-3546

Join us for a talk and demonstration by Paul Wang on traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy.

Paul Wang, a dermatologist, is an artist of Chinese painting and calligraphy. He was born in Canton, China and brought up in Chung King, China during WWII.

Wang started training at the age of 13 with the eminent Chinese landscape artist, Huang Chunpei, who, along with Chang Da-chien and Pu Ye, were the three dominating figures of the Chinese painting scene during the past 50 years.

Dr. Wang's artistic works include landscapes, ink bamboo, orchid flowers and calligraphy, well considered the highest form of artistic expression for true Chinese.

His style is totally traditional - meaning classical Chinese without the slightest trace of western influence. The instruments he uses for these paintings, such as ink stone, ink, brushes and paper are the same as those used for centuries.

He has had numerous one-man shows in Michigan, New York, and mainland China. Several of his works were recently successfully auctioned at Christie's in New York, a feat seldom accomplished by a living artist.

For more information on Paul Wang, please visit his website,

This event is free and open to the public! Seating is limited, so please RSVP at (269) 382-3546.

Sponsored by: The Fountains at Bronson Place

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.