Introduction
A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP WITH
CHINESE CULTURE AND PEOPLE

Artist in New York Studio, 1983

It feels as if I have been part Chinese my entire life as Chinese culture has been such a dominate presence in my artwork and personal life. I trained in traditional landscape painting and calligraphy in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. I studied landscape painting privately in New York with C.C. Wang and Zhang Shou Cheng. I worked from some original master works in Professor Wang's collection. I studied calligraphy with Professor Leon Zhang.

My training in Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting has influenced my perception of space and movement, the cornerstones of my work. Both my sculpture and my painting reflect this influence in my continuing exploration of Eastern and Western artistic traditions.
Artist's 1983 Study of Dong Qichang's copy of a Ni Zan Landscape.
Inscription by Wang Jiqian (C.C. Wang), colophon by Lu Yanshao