Location: The Tidewater Inn, 101 E Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601(website)
A rare opportunity to see Master Jove Wang's demo of landscapes at the 2019 Plein Air Easton!
Seats are limited.
For tickets please contact Avalon Foundation.
Jove Wang was born in China. As a youth, he apprenticed with the master painter Gang Gu, subsequently studying at Jilin School of Art for three years and graduating in 1982. In 1984 he was accepted into the most prestigious art institute of China, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now named the China Academy of Art) and graduated as an honor student in 1988. He also received professional training from the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. In 1990 Jove Wang immigrated to the United States where he soon met with success, the beginning of a career that has garnered him national recognition.
In 1992 he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Bishop Roger Mahony for the Archdiocese Catholic Center in Los Angeles, and the following year painted a second portrait of Mahony, who by then had been named Cardinal, for exhibition at his Titular Church in Rome. Other commissioned portraits followed, including Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonorich. Since then he has turned his focus to painting scenes of the indigenous cultures of China, based on numerous travels into the far reaches of that country.
1997 Best of Show at the California Art Club’s 88th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
1998 First Place in the figure category in the California Art Club’s 89th Annual Gold Medal Juried exhibition
1999 Best of Show at the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America
2000 First Place at the prestigious Viewpoint 2000 Cincinnati Art Club Exhibition
2000 Plein Air Tucson 2000 Exhibit in Tucson: Grand Prize, Best of Mission, and Best Design/Architecture
2001 Best of Show and Artists' Choice Award, Carmel Art Festival
2008 Gold Medal Award by Japan Artist Association at Tokyo National Museum, portrait titled "Young Man"
2009 "A Day on the Silk Road" was selected by the 11th National Exhibition of Fine Arts in China
2003 published book of paintings, entitled "Instinct and Feeling."
Museums and Collections:
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Historical Museum
Laguna Beach Art Museum
Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard
Bowers Museum at Santa Ana
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu
Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah
Phippen Museum in Arizona
Permanent collections: Bowers Museum, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and the Museum of Jilin, China.