Chan Kau On 陳球安
He was graduated from Hong Kong Fine Art School in 1962. Chan has been engaged in art research and study for over forty years. In his early years, he concentrated on sketching and watercolor which express the reality. In the early years of 1970s, he devoted to traditional Chinese painting. Gradually, he combined the essence of East and West and created a unique style of his own.
Since 1980, he has been invited by many societies in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Heilongjiang, etc. to give lectures and to interchange ideas of art creation with local painters and designers . His works were collected by National Art Museum of China in 1981. He participated in about 100 solo and joint exhibitions both locally and overseas. His biography and works are found in Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese Calligraphers and Painters, Who’s Who in Contemporary Chinese Calligraphers and Painters, and World Almanac of Chinese Artists. In 1999, His works “Vital Hong Kong in Spring” was chosen by Hong Kong Housing Authority as fresco for the lobby of new residential apartments. In 2001, He was invited by Hong Kong government to paint “New Scene of the Victoria Harbor”; in the same year, on invitation by Hong Kong and Australia, he drew “Dragon Boat Race” for official stamps.
His works were collected by The Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Cultural Museum, National Art Museum of China, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Telecom, Japan Airline and Bank of Tokyo, etc.