Friday, March 29, 2013

Charles Leong, Painter

The World
(New York)
June 2, 1899
Gaiety in Quaint Cathay.
The First Chinese Fair Ever Held in New York
Is Opened with a Crash of Gongs.

Portraits by a Chinese Artist.
Included in the Food Exhibit Are Canned
Frogs, Bean Jam and Preserved Insects.

(next to last paragraph)
…A Chinese painter, Charles Leong, who, it was said, had studied at the Academy of Design, exhibited a portrait of Admiral Dewey and another of Li Hung Chang….

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