Frederick Wong, American (1929 - )
Frederick Wong received both his BFA and MA degrees from the University of New Mexico where he attended on a Scholastic Magazine Scholarship.
He has taught at Brooklyn Pratt Institute, Hofstra University and for the last 27 years, has been a watercolor instructor at The Art Students League of New York. He is the author of "Oriental Watercolor Techniques – For Contemporary Painting” and "The Complete Calligrapher", both published by Watson Guptill in New York City and currently distributed by Dover Publications.
He has been featured in American Artist, Watercolor 90, Watercolor Magic, and International Artist magazines. He has been listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” since 1966.
Mr. Wong had his first one-man exhibition in 1961 at the Mi Chou Gallery in New York. Mi Chou introduced many famous Chinese artists to the New York public, including the great master, Qi Baishi. Since then Mr. Wong’s paintings have been exhibited by, among many, The Oklahoma Museum of Art; The Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa; The Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.; Fairleigh Dickinson University; Lehigh University; Hofstra University. He has also had many solo exhibitions at Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong; Genkan Gallery, Tokyo; Jones Gallery, LaJolla; Malton Galleries, Cincinnati; Kenmore Galleries, Philadelphia; Silvermine Guild, CT; Young and Rubicam, NY; Sun Yat Sen University, Guangdong Province, China, and Sarah Lawrence College, NY. His paintings can be found in numerous corporate and private collections, including The New York Times, Siemens Corp., The Roy Neuberger Collection, U.S. Summit, American Express. His watercolor workshops are popular both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Mr. Wong is a signature member of The American Watercolor Society and has served on its Board, on the Jury of Selection and on the Jury of Awards. He is a Life Member of the AWS as well as a Dolphin fellow. He is also a signature member of the Allied Artists of America. He is the recipient of numerous awards from numerous arts organizations, among them, the National Arts Club, Butler Institute, Silvermine Guild, Mainstream, Marietta College, Grumbacher, Artists in Action in Hawaii, and most recently, the AWS Mario Cooper and Dale Meyers Award.
“What is international and timeless in landscape scenes? Well, Frederick Wong has found it in these quiet, misty scenes, suggesting at once the light and the brushwork of Gainsborough, Corot, and Monet, the philosophical overtones of Song scrolls…..and the almost-but-not-quite sentimentality of Robert Frost word-pictures.” Arts Magazine