Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads

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  • Canadian master printmaker Anna Wong (1930-2013) was born and raised in Chinatown in Vancouver, BC. In her early twenties, Wong worked as a seamstress at her family’s business, Modernize Tailors. After graduating from the Vancouver School of Art with a degree in Creative Printmaking, she studied Chinese brush painting in Hong Kong and continued on to study and teach at the Pratt Graphics Center in New York City. In the 1960s, her original prints received several international prizes. She has represented Canada in a number of international print biennials, and was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Art Gallery of China in Beijing in 1979. This exhibition features over seventy works of art by Anna Wong, including a wide range of etching, aquatint, woodcut and serigraph work, as well as large-scale fibre art pieces and quilts.

    Image:  Anna Wong, China Wall I, 1981, mixed media on paper, A/P, 56 x 77 cm, From the Malaspina Printshop Archives of the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection, Gift of Milton and Fei Wong, BAG AN 1988.38.901, Photo: Blaine Campbell

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