Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wylog Fong Prints


Daang-loong
(The Lantern)
The carefree, jubilant holiday spirit of the Youthful Chinese has been presented in a remarkable manner by the painter of this water color. The brilliantly colored garb, the quaint jacket, skirts and sash—the correct boys’ wear—and the decorative lantern (Daang-loong), which is carried in parades and fetes—all truly Chinese—have been painted with painstaking care for accurate details, yet with a sympathetic understanding and an artistic treatment that places it among the painter’s best works.

Painted by Wylog Fong
A Chinese Artist of the younger generation whose work is attracting widespread attention.

Fong was born and spent his younger days in the Old Chinatown of San Francisco and later studied Art in the City of Portland, Oregon.

His life among his own people and particularly in the Chinatown of San Francisco, the most typically Chinese of all American settlements—has endowed him with an understanding of his people, given to few painters.

(West Coast Engraving Co. label attached to back of framed print.)

 Djair
(The Parasol)
The carefree, jubilant holiday spirit of the Youthful Chinese has been presented in a remarkable manner by the painter of this water color. The brilliantly colored garb, the quaint headdress and footwear, and the ornamental parasol (Djair)—all truly Chinese—have been painted with painstaking care for accurate details, yet with a sympathetic understanding, and an artistic treatment that places it among the painter’s best works.

Hung Far
(Cherry Blossom)

Fon Hay
(Happy Boy)

Nuie Jai
(Little Girl)

Num Jai
(Little Boy)

Har Doy
(Laddie)

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