Friday, April 12, 2013

Fong Hi

Plain Dealer
(Cleveland, Ohio)
January 6, 1895
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San Francisco’s Chinese Artist.
He Paints in the Style of the Old
Mongolian Masters, by the Yard.
Chinatown has an artist who paints as the old Mongolian masters did in the days of Confucius. His name is Fong Hi and he is the pride of Dupont street and Waverly place. His fame extends even to the remote washhouses of South San Francisco, and orders pour in upon him from lovers of the beautiful across the briny main. Just now he has a large allegorical painting, rolled up in his studio that his ardent admirers constantly beseech him to unfold and pin on the wall that they may gaze upon it ere he ships the gem to China by the next steamer, says the San Francisco Call.

(Next post April 19: Chin Yuk Sun)

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