C. C. Wang, 96


C. C. Wang, Chinese American scholar-artist, died on Thursday, July 3 in Manhattan, New York. Mr. Wang, born Jiqian Wang in Suzhou in1907, studies law and painting in Shanghai and became an expert on Chinese classical painting. In 1936, he served as adviser to the organizing committee of the London exhibition of art from the Palace Museum in Beijing. Mr. Wang came to the United States in 1949 and had settled down in Manhattan, New York. In 1973 he sold to Metropolitan Museum of Art 25 Sung and Yuan paintings and more paintings later including the hanging scroll "Riverbank" by Dong Yuan in the 10th century. Some scholar considered it as a forgery. Mr. Wang's own art work was exhibited in numerous museums, including the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle in 1989. He is survived by a son, S.K. Wang, and two daughters, Hsien-chen Wang Chang and Yien-koo Wang King and 11 grandchildren. (Source, The New York Times, July 9, 2003).



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