John Way  (American/Chinese, 1921-2012) 

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John Way, Untitled ’95(IV)

 

John Way
Untitled ’95(IV)
1995

Alisan Fine Arts
John Way, Untitled ‘93(II)

 

John Way
Untitled ‘93(II)
1993

Alisan Fine Arts
John Way, Untitled

 

John Way
Untitled
1974

Westbrook Galleries Inc.
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John Way, Map of longitude and latitude

 

John Way
Map of longitude and latitude, 1965
oil on canvas

 

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John Way, Untitled

 

John Way
Untitled, 1963
oil on paper

 

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John Way, 山水

 

John Way
山水
ink and color

 

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1921   Born in Shanghai, son of a collector of Chinese painting and calligraphy.
1931   Began to study Chinese calligraphy under Li Zhongqian (1881-1956), nephew of the great master Li Ruiqing (1867-1920)
1949   Left Shanghai for Guangzhou in May and settled in Hong Kong in September
1951   Joined the Hong Kong Art Club and for the first time experiments with Western Art techniques such as sketching from live models
1956   Emigrated to Boston, MA, USA with his family
1957 - 1958   Studied engineering at MIT, enrolled in “Form and Design” at MIT School of Architecture to learn the theory of modern art
1973   Moved to Los Altos, CA, USA
1975   Lived and studied in Paris, France
1981   Published Chinese Calligraphy Series No.1 “Mao Kung Tin”
1985   Ten oil on paper paintings accepted in “Le Salon Des Nations à Paris 1985,” Paris, France
1986   Published Chinese Calligraphy Series No.2 “Oracle Bone Couplets”
1991   Published Chinese Calligraphy Series No.3 “A Thousand Character Essay in Cursive Chinese Calligraphy Style”
1997   “Hommage à John Way” published in Who’s Who in International Art. A painting was selected for reproduction on a Swiss postage stamp
1998   Appointed Art Professor, Accademia Internazional “Greci Marino,” Vinzoglio, Italy
1999   Published Chinese Calligraphy Series No.4 “Yeh Hoa Ming” in Shanghai, China
2000   Another painting was selected for the Swiss postage stamp series “Celebration de l’Annee 2000, Artistes et Maitres”
2002   A painting was selected the Swiss postage stamp series “Celebration de l’Annee 2000, Artistes et Maitres”
2004   A painting “Red and Blue” was selected for the Swiss postage stamp series “Celebration de l’Annee 2000, Artistes et Maitres”
2012   Passed away, USA
2010   “90-Year Retrospective of Chinese- American Artist John Way”, Art Vim Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2006   “Painterly Calligraphy, John Way”, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
2006   “Order from Disorder: The Ancient Art of Chinese Calligraphy and Abstract Expressionism by John Way”, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii, USA (solo)
2003   Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
2001   New Age Gallery, Taiwan (solo)
2001   Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
2001   Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
1997   Geneva-Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
1994   Gallery On The Rim, San Francisco, CA, USA (solo)
1993   International Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
1985   Le Salon des Nations à Paris 1985, Paris France
1984   The Academy Gallery, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, USA (solo)
1981   Calligraphy, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
1977   Oil Painting on Paper, Galarie Serogian & Bahls, Heidelberg, Germany (solo)
1976   Oil Paintings, Rubican Gallery, Los Altos, CA, USA (solo)
1975 - 1976   American Painters in Paris, Paris, France
1970   Oil Painting, Joan Peterson Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (solo)
1969   Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA
1968   Oil Painting, Stratton Center, MIT Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (solo)
1968   Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, USA
1967   Joan Peterson Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (solo)
1965   Painter without a Brush, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA - Chosen to exhibit along side deKooning, Pollock and Kline
1964   Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA, USA
1963   New England Art of Today, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
1963   Turn Toward Peace, Boston, MA, USA
1963   Joan Peterson Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (solo)
1962   Chapter of Our Time, New York, NY
1960   Art Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
1960   Nexus Gallery, Boston. MA, USA (solo)
1959   Nexus Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
1958   Mystic Art Exhibition, Mystic, CT, USA
1951 - 1955   Hong Kong Art Club Annual Exhibitions, Hong Kong
1946   Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving, Art Gallery of China, Shanghai, China (solo)
1937   Calligraphy, Sun Gallery, Shanghai, China (solo)
  Stanford University Museum Iris and Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art, Stanford, CA, USA
  Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
  Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA, USA