Click a thumbnail to enlarge an image.
Click anywhere in the enlarged image to advance to the next image.

Dorothy Yung

by on October 30, 2015

Dorothy Yung was born in Shanghai in 1940. Residing in America.

Dorothy Yung was born in Shanghai in 1940. During the Japanese occupation, her family lived in the French Concession of the city between Soochow and Siccawei Creeks. Dorothy Yung recalls the chaos of the war and how it caused her family to move from place to place by train, but what seems to have made the most lasting impression on her is the memory of isolation. The foundation of the painter’s approach to her modern works was formed during the early period of her art education when she was exposed to the rigid conventions of classical Chinese painting. These conventions integrated theories of classical literature, philosophy of form, and spiritual notions. Dorothy Yung’s work expresses her responses to her varied cultural background. Born into a prosperous Shanghai family that fled to Brazil after the establishment of Communist China, she settled in the U.S. after attending an American college.


Find more like this: artists

Comments are closed.

Back to top
Our Online Inventory is a small representative selection from the gallery's inventory. All information and images displayed on this web site are the property of Herbert Arnot Inc. and may not be reproduced in any manner or form without the express written permission of Herbert Arnot Inc.