Lee Man Fong
- Lee Man Fong
Family in Harmony
SIGNED IN CHINESE, WITH TWO SEALS OF THE ARTIST, INSCRIBED AND DATED JAKARTA, MARCH 1959 IN CHINESE MIDDLE LEFT
OIL ON MASONITE BOARD
- 90 BY 122 CM.; 35 1/4 BY 48 IN.
"Even the memory of special scenes of beauty fades away. That is why God created artists... He gave them the power to capture precious moments and glorious memories and lock them in time and place for evermore. He have them the power to preserve pieces of history and vignettes of life and, thus, give man the treasured heritage of bridging the present with the past. And the future. With some artists, not all, God went further. He gave them the power to put a part of themselves in their paintings...[which] seem to take a life of their own... These are paintings that bear the soulmark of the artist. I believe the paintings of artist Lee Man Fong have these special qualities."
CHARLES GOULD, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE HEARST FOUNDATION AND A MEMBER OF THE BOARDS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO FINE ARTS MUSEUM, THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANSCISCO AND ST MARY'S COLLEGE, CITED IN HO KUNG-SHANG, OIL PAINTINGS OF LEE MAN FONG, ART BOOK CO., LTD., TAIWAN, 1984, P. 6.