Lee Man Fong
- Lee Man Fong
- signed and stamped with two seals of the artist
- oil on Masonite board
The present work Ducks showcases Lee Man Fong’s skill with the Western tradition of oil painting within a composition inspired by Asian aesthetics. Animals are a rarity within Lee's works, making the piece at hand - a detailed study of ducks - all the more valuable. Lee has focused on depicting the feathers and color of the birds as accurately to life as possible, and the background is absent of distraction, save for finely painted plants. This piece is an unusual, yet classically recognizable part of Lee Man Fong's body of work.