During this time the young artist, whose original Chinese name is Moy-Sui, and whose surname was Dong, was given the name of King-man, meaning scenic composition, by his teacher. Kingman had his first one-man exhibit in 1935. His work was hailed by the critics for its skillfulness and refreshing vision.Still, he was not able to earn a living from his art until he was assigned to the Watercolor Division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). This allowed him to have a studio of his own, concentrate on improving his watercolor technique and to practice and develop his own style. During this time, Kingman's paintings were added to the permanent collections of several important museums, and when the WPA project came to an end with American involvement in World War II, the artist won a Guggenheim Fellowship. This was followed by a successful exhibition in. After the war, Kingman moved to. Set up a studio and started teaching watercolor classes at. By the late 1980s, Kingman's work had been acquired by over fifty museums, as well as a list of prominent private collections. Kingman has had a long-term affiliation with the film industry, providing the artwork for opening credits of such movies as "Flower Drum Song" and 55 Days at. When diplomatic relations resumed between the. He was the first American artist to exhibit on the mainland.
This remarkable watercolor is entitled "South Mountain" and is signed by the artist on the front lower left "Kingman" and dated "46". It measures 20 ½" x 28 ¾" and is unframed. This is a double-sided painting; there is another watercolor of a city scene on the verso (with varnish or glue remains). It is in good condition aside from the varnish or glue remains on the verso and a few spots on the recto. Gallery retail prices are always much higher.
The item "DONG KINGMAN Signed 1946 Original Double-Sided Watercolor South Mountain" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2009. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "skf-fineart" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.