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Culture: Chinese
Title: Jetting Water
Date: 1997; 20th century
Medium: Hanging scroll: ink and colors on paper
Dimensions: 56 1/4 x 24 inches (142.9 x 61 cm)
Credit Line: The George and Mary Rockwell Collection
Object Number: 99.049
Label Text: Harold Wong (Huang Zhongfang) showed extraordinary talent as a young artist and exhibited his paintings in Hong Kong beginning in the early 1960s. He then embarked on a successful career as an art dealer in traditional and modern Chinese painting. His life-long training in traditional painting techniques and the experience of studying first-hand the works of China's great masters has served him well since 1990, when he returned full-time to painting. He continues to live and work in Hong Kong.

In a 1997 interview, when asked what concerns him most when painting landscape, the artist replied:

"Mainly to capture a sense of that luminosity emanating from the whole landscape. In my paintings this results in all the individual elements 'swirling' together in a luminous mass that still has breathing spaces within it."

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