Yeu Ting Kwong 1922-2011
Yeu Ting Kwong was born in Macau in 1922. Macau and Hong Kong are two administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. The region of Macau is on the western side of the Pearl River Delta.
Kwong graduated with an M. A. in Landscape Design from Kansas State University in the United States in 1949. Yeu Ting Kwong then went to Europe in 1956 to pursue his interest in painting. He studied in England, France and Italy.
After a successful first exhibition abroad in London in 1957, Kwong Yeu Ting returned to Hong Kong, where he became a part of in the new modern art movement. Kwong Yeu Ting was a senior art educator in Hong Kong. His prints and paintings have been collected an exhibited extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Kwong returned to Hong Kong in 1978. He became head of Art Department, Diocesan Boy's School, in Hong Kong. He was a part-time lecturer, in the Architecture Department, at Hong Kong University, and a painting tutor at the Extra-Mural Department, at Hong Kong University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Yeu Ting had solo exhibitions at the City Hall Art Gallery, Hong Kong in 1966, Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan in 1972, the Indian Ink Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 1977, the Hong Kong Museum of Art 1978, the Museum Luis de Campes, in Macau and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong 1983, the Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong 1986, the Po Loong Art Gallery, and the Taipei Wen Wu Gallery, Hong Kong in 1992.
When asked to talk about his work, Kwong has said :
"To me the joy is in painting a picture. I'm not concerned with what happens afterwards. It's like when you travel - it's the journey that will interest you not the destination."
"I would like someone who looks at my paintings to have the same feeling I had when I painted them. I want to give them something beautiful, something worthwhile - like going to a scenic spot and gaining pleasure from what you see around you."
Kwong settled in Vancouver BC and died in 2011.